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Firefly Credit Union Employees Help Save Lives at Their Summer Blood Drive

Monday, August 21, 2017  
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Firefly Credit Union - BURNSVILLE, Minn. (August 21, 2017) - Firefly Credit Union partnered with Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) to host its semi-annual blood drive July 31, 2017.

 

The MBC website states that while the demand for blood is constant, the supply is not. Accidents, emergency hospital procedures, diseases, and other unforeseen catastrophes increase the need for blood daily. In fact, there is such a high demand for blood that one in three people will need it within their lifetime.

 

Volunteering to take just a few minutes out of their day, donors at Firefly’s latest drive helped collect 16 whole blood cell units, which will have the potential to save up to 48 lives in the community.

 

“Firefly is happy to help give back to the community and we know that every unit of blood counts,” said Bill Raker, Firefly Credit Union President/CEO. “Memorial Blood Centers is a great organization to partner with and we look forward to saving many more lives with their guidance!”

 

Firefly Credit Union will host their next blood drive this winter. For more information or to donate, visit MBC.org.


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