One person turns her intention to give the gift of life into far more benefits for her community than just by volunteering to give blood.
Vanderbilt Junior Caroline Tredway decided one of the things she wanted to do this summer while home from school was give the gift of life. So she went to the American Red Cross website to sign up to give blood, and there she found information about how to do so. What Caroline also found was how to sponsor a blood drive. So sponsor a blood drive she did!
First things first….Caroline called the American Red Cross to arrange things. Then she put her plan in motion. She reserved her community’s clubhouse, as a suitable location for donors to come to; and, to announce the blood drive, she made and put up posters and banners around the neighborhood, and with local businesses. Caroline also contacted family and friends to encourage them to come out and volunteer to give the gift of life, and then she scheduled donors for appointments.
Caroline’s blood drive took place on Wednesday, July 1. 27 volunteers came out to give blood. Caroline was on hand to greet them, hand out informational packets and then visited with each volunteer as they gave blood and recovered with juice and cookies before leaving.
Due to Caroline’s insight and efforts the American Red Cross blood bank was 22 pints richer that Wednesday evening. All thanks to just one person who saw an opportunity to expand on her original plan.
And, remember…Feed Your Good Dog, so your good dog always wins!