On February 21, 2023, Hilton Displays held its spring blood drive for the Greenville Blood Connection. Hilton Displays started participating with the blood drives in 2019 and in the most recent, 35 donations were collected – enough to save up to 105 upstate lives! Of these 35 donations, 8 were first time donors.
The Blood Connection is a non-profit organization that aims to provide a safe and stable blood supply for hospital partners across the Carolinas and Georgia. Thanks to them and the support of many local donors, a generation of Greenville citizens have grown up knowing blood will be available in an emergency.
Each blood donation yields the power to save up to 3 lives. Blood is needed for a wide variety of patients and blood donations can be used for patients in need of surgery, cancer treatment, and transfusions for blood loss from traumatic injuries. In fact, every 2 seconds somebody in the United States needs blood. With there being no substitute for blood, these donations are SO important. Only three percent of the U.S. population gives blood, and the average age of the current blood donor is increasing at an alarming rate. Securing and increasing donors under the age of 30 is essential to not only to satisfy the current need for blood, but also to establish a stronger base of younger donors for the future.
To learn more about The Blood Connection and how you can help, go to https://thebloodconnection.org/