BY: Shelby Seifer
Administrative Assistant, Corporate Receptionist – South Bend
Giving back to the community has always been a top priority for Holladay Properties. One of our ways of serving others in the month of July was the corporate office’s 2018 Summer Blood Drive sponsored by the South Bend Medical Foundation.
Did you know that every 2 seconds someone in the United States needs blood? Just one car accident victim can require up to 100 pints of blood. About 750 whole blood donations are needed each week in the South Bend community to maintain an adequate supply for area hospitals and doctor offices. It is extremely important for us to do our part in helping our medical professionals collect the supplies they need.
For almost two months before the drive, recruiting efforts began to retrieve as many donors as possible. Posters were made, announcements were sent out to both staff and our downtown tenants, and the donor list began filling up.
On July 25th, the South Bend Medical Foundation parked their Bloodmobile in our executive parking spaces, prepared to take our donations. Members of the Holladay staff, neighboring businesses, and tenants from our downtown South Bend properties donated blood to help those in need. A total of 13 whole blood donations were accepted this year which has the potential to save 39 lives!
We would like to thank Erin Noonan, Blood Donor Recruitment Specialist, from the South Bend Medical Foundation for coordinating the drive as well as her team for bringing the Bloodmobile out and making sure it ran smoothly. At Holladay Properties, we look for any opportunity to serve those in our community and plan on continuing to do so in the years to come.