Hodges’ Semi-Annual Blood Drive

Last week, 20 Hodges Badge employees rolled up their sleeves for a good cause: the company’s semi-annual blood drive for the Rhode Island Blood Center.  Since whole blood can be divided into red cells, platelets and plasma, our donation of 20 pints could potentially save 60 lives!

For more years than most employees can remember, Hodges has partnered with RIBC to host a company drive.  “It’s an extremely worthy cause,” says Lee, our Human Resources Director.

If you haven’t given in a while, or are considering giving blood, think about this– according to the Red Cross, someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds.  In Rhode Island alone there is an average need of 280 pints per day.  Furthermore, 25% of all people will require blood at some point in their life.

If you live in Rhode Island, you can find a donor center or blood drive on RIBC’s web site.  Outside of the state, check out where you can give at www.redcrossblood.org.

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