Merrillville, Ind. — Unity Hospice of Northwest Indiana, with the Red Cross Northwest Indiana Chapter, held a local blood drive on May 25 complete with the Red Cross Blood Mobile. Unity Hospice would like to thank everyone who helped make the blood drive a success.
Thank you, especially, to our donors. Sixteen pints of lifesaving blood were collected at this drive. One pint of blood can help save up to three lives. Thank you for taking the time to donate and make a difference in your community.
Thank you to the volunteers, Red Cross representatives and Unity Hospice staff that made this blood drive transpire in an organized fashion. We could not have done it without support from those willing to promote and put on the drive.
Last, but certainly not least, Unity Hospice would like to extend our appreciation to the local businesses that provided giveaways that were raffled off throughout the drive. Thank you to Catina’s Tranquil Garden Spa in Crown Point, Chic-Fil-A in Hobart, Culver’s in Crown Point, Dairy Queen in Merrillville, Cedar Lake Lighthouse Restaurant, Mary Kay Representative Jackie Davis Johnson, Red Robin in Merrillville, Rosati’s Pizza in Crown Point, Sola Salon Studios in Crown Point, and Thirty One Gifts Representative Bethany Martin.
Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Blood is a perishable product that can only come from generous volunteers. By donating blood, individuals can make a difference in the lives of patients in their community and throughout the nation.
Donating blood is an easy way to help others and only takes about an hour. To learn more about blood drives in your area, visit the Red Cross website.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: Disaster Relief, Supporting America’s Military Families, Lifesaving Blood, Health and Safety Services and International Services.
About Unity Hospice
Founded in 1992, Unity Hospice is a family owned and operated hospice and palliative care company committed to providing comprehensive care, support and education to people facing a life-limiting illness, those who care for them and the community. Unity Hospice offers care of the highest quality by licensed and competent staff in accordance with laws & regulations and accepted standards of practice. With the dedication to make their patients’ days comfortable, Unity Hospice provides an interdisciplinary approach to each individual and family, in which they go above and beyond everyday to meet their needs.