San Diego County Credit Union Partners with the San Diego Blood Bank to Help Save Lives
Summer blood drive held at six SDCCU locations; over 264 lives saved
SAN DIEGO, Calif., (June 8, 2021) -- San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), one of Southern California’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, partnered with the San Diego Blood Bank to host a summer blood drive on June 1 at six SDCCU locations throughout San Diego County and one in Riverside County, collecting 88 pints of much-needed blood, which will help save the lives of over 264 people.
The blood drive helped boost inventory during a challenging time for the San Diego Blood Bank, as many of their normally scheduled drives have not taken place over the past year due to businesses and community partners being unable to host because of the COVID-19 pandemic and new company policies. Blood donations are especially critical at this time of year heading into the summer, and the reduced number of drives has put additional strain on the already stretched on-hand supply.
“SDCCU is proud to once again partner with the San Diego Blood Bank to host a blood drive to help increase the supply on hand as we head into summer,” said Teresa Campbell, SDCCU president and CEO. “We are grateful to all those who came out, volunteered your time and donated, as your support makes a difference in the lives of those in our community.”
More than 30 hospitals regularly rely on the San Diego Blood Bank every day. With a shelf life of just 42 days, the constant need for new donations is critical. To learn more about the San Diego Blood Bank or for more information, visit www.sandiegobloodbank.org.
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