Financial Plus saves lives with community blood drive

FLINT — Financial Plus Credit Union hosted a community blood drive at their Main Office on July 26 to support the American Red Cross.

Due to lack of recent donations, the American Red Cross declared an emergency blood shortage. The American Red Cross provides about 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply.

“One in four US residents require a blood transfusion at least once in their lifetime, so we know the need for blood is constant. We are thankful to our staff, credit union members, and community members who supported the blood drive, saving lives in our own community. We are always encouraging new donors to make a pledge to donate at a local blood center.” said Olga Long, Vice President of Strategic Growth and Marketing.

In total, Financial Plus had 37 presenting blood donors and collected 31 units of blood. By Financial Plus hosting this summer blood drive they could potentially save 93 lives.

For every one pint of blood donated, it saves up to three lives. To learn more about the blood drive, please contact Kristen Brisbin, Public Relations and Social Media Specialist of Financial Plus Credit Union at 810-244-2507 or KBrisbin@myFPCU.com. G.G.