The mission of the Red Cross continues even during the winter. The 16th Annual Quincy 12 Hours of Giving Blood Drive proved people in the community still want to help others in need, even during a pandemic.
The drive was held at the Quincy Knights of Columbus on December 11, 2020. Blood donors helped exceed this year’s goal. Thanks to the generosity of the community, 223 units of blood were collected. Blood donation is only made possible by the donors, who show up and roll up their sleeves.
Long-time Red Cross volunteer, Paul Soebbing, helped at this year’s drive.
“If I can be of service, I will be. It’s good to volunteer. Everyone should get out and volunteer if they can,” Paul says.
During this unprecedented year, eligible donors can feel good knowing that, by donating through the Red Cross, they may be helping patients.
We are grateful for media partners like KHQA News for helping to tell our Red Cross story.
“It makes me feel like we are making a difference, partnering with the Red Cross. It’s a great feeling to help another person,” news anchor Rajah Maples says.
Blood drives are essential to ensuring the health of the community. The Red Cross will continue to hold blood drives during these challenging time to help meet patient needs.
If you are healthy and feeling well, please make an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org.
Written by Communications & Marketing Intern, Doreen Fosco