Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Gift That Gives Life

Several times a year, Stonewall Kitchen’s home office in York hosts an American Red Cross blood drive. The Bloodmobile sets up camp in our parking lot, we post notices, set up a sandwich board at the entrance on Route 1, and when the day arrives, our guests and employees line up to donate. There is always a crowd, and with each new blood drive, our numbers increase.

At our most recent drive, 55 people showed up! The Red Cross was able to collect 32 pints of blood – two more than its goal of 30. And here’s a great statistic: Every pint may be used by up to three different people. So Monday’s drive could help as many as 96 patients in need!

We are proud to be a Platinum Donor with the American Red Cross, as one of the highest yielding blood drives in the state of Maine. We are only able to achieve that because of the altruism of our great guests and employees. Many thanks to all for your support.

Our next blood drive will be on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. Keep watching for details. Free jam may be involved!

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