Holladay is living up to its core value of Community by hosting community blood drives across several of its development offices in October and November. This is the first of what Holladay is hoping will become a bi-annual company-wide event.
“Hosting these blood drives coincides with Holladay's core values of giving back to the community,” said Amanda Watson, Marketing Director. “With a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be a coworker, loved one or neighbor.”
The first blood drive was held in partnership with the American Red Cross on Monday, October 19 from 10 AM to 4 PM CST at 6625 Daniel Burnham Drive, Suite C, Portage, IN 46368. The Portage drive surpassed its goal and had 24 people register, including 9 first time donors, and collected 20 pints of blood, potentially impacting 60 lives.
South Bend's blood drive was held on Tuesday, October 20 in partnership with the South Bend Medical Foundation at Holladay's Corporate Headquarters located at 3454 Douglas Road, South Bend, IN 46635 from 8 AM to 12 PM EST. The event saw 22 donors, and could enrich up to 66 lives.
“Holladay is committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations,” said Paul Phair, Partner & VP-Development. “These blood drives are our way of giving staff, colleagues and neighbors an opportunity to help save lives.”
In Indianapolis and Nashville, Holladay hosted blood drives with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, November 11.
The Nashville blood drive took place from 10 AM - 2 PM CST at the Holladay office located at 2710 Old Lebanon Road, Nashville, TN 37217. The event saw 18 donors, including 6 first time donors, and collected 15 units of blood. This represents an impact on 45 lives.
The Indianapolis blood drive took place at the American Red Cross located at 1510 North Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46202 from 9 AM - 3 PM EST. The Indianapolis office set a goal of collecting 40 units of blood and achieved its goal. The event had 40 donors, including 5 new donors, representing 120 lives impacted.
Holladay Properties would like to thank all of the donors who came out and participated in our blood drives.
Blood is routinely transfused to patients with cancer and other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients and trauma victims, according to the Red Cross. Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. According to the Red Cross, type O negative is the universal blood type that can be safely transfused to anyone, and is often used to treat trauma patients.
Learn more about Holladay's commitment to community on our Culture page.