In honor of National Red Cross Month, the Burlington County Commissioners partnered with the American Red Cross to hold a life-saving blood drive this week at the Burlington County Human Services Building in Westampton.
Several dozen County employees and residents donated blood during the drive, allowing the Red Cross to more than double its original participation goal. More than 40 units of blood was collected, enough to potentially save 120 lives.
“The Red Cross is in the middle of a severe blood shortage right now, so it’s gratifying to know so many of our County employees and residents stepped up and donated during this period of extreme need,” said Burlington County Commissioner Felicia Hopson, liaison to the Health and Human Services Departments. “On behalf of our entire Board, I want to thank those who gave blood and remind everyone that the need for blood donations is still high, so please log onto the Red Cross website and look for additional drives nearby soon.”
To find another blood drive or donation site, go to https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/red-cross-national-blood-shortage-crisis.html