BBR Gives Back with Vitalant

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BBR Creative is all about giving back. And this month, that meant giving blood. Thanks to Vitalant, we hosted a blood drive at the main office in Lafayette on March 21st. Many of our staff members participated, or at least supported those who did.

But why is it so important to volunteer as a blood donor?

We’re so glad you asked.

Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds; more than 40,000 blood donations are needed every day. Maintaining the blood supply in the United States depends on hundreds of thousands of volunteer donors; every donation helps to ensure that blood is available when it is needed. One in every seven patients entering a hospital will need blood. Hospitals also need blood every day for a variety of reasons, such as trauma and cancer care, blood transfusions, organ transplants, heart surgeries and to treat hemophilia, anemia, sickle cell and other illnesses. Unfortunately, donations decrease in the summer when many of those who regularly give are on vacation, yet the need for blood remains the same. Hospitals often have less than a two day supply of blood on hand, and the missing donors absence is felt.

Some people may feel apprehensive or focus on the remote chance that they might feel dehydrated afterward, or pass out. We’re happy to report no such incidents happened with our team! Vitalant always provides a very professional team that makes the experience pleasant. And knowing that 30 minutes of donating blood could save multiple lives is a pretty great reason to give.

Get Involved

Check out the Vitalant website to learn more about hosting a blood drive, locate a blood drive near you or volunteer your time. If you’ve never given blood, you’ll find great information about the blood donation process and what to expect. After all, knowing that 30 minutes of donating blood could save multiple lives is a pretty great reason to give.

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