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National Agents Alliance hosts American Red Cross blood drive

BURLINGTON, N.C. – National Agents Alliance joined forces with the Alamance County chapter of the American Red Cross to host a blood drive to save lives in the Alliance Convention Center on August 16.

The drive resulted in 17 units of blood donated – including 16 by corporate staff at The Alliance – which will go toward helping those in need of various blood types around the country. Each unit of blood can help up to three people.

The Alamance chapter host 150 to 200 blood drives annually, and The Alliance has hosted a drive for seven years.

The event supported a piece of The Alliance’s motto to “Have Fun, Make Money and Make a Difference.”

The difference through this event will not only help those in need of blood, but also made those who donated feel like they have helped other people.

“You have an opportunity to save a life and all it will cost you is a few minutes of your time,” Aric Pelt, a member of the corporate staff said after his donation. “Now that the event is being hosted in our conference center, there really is no excuse to not give if you meet the requirements.”

Rebecca Chavis, who had never donated blood before, said she felt the need to donate after learning that she has a somewhat rare blood type.

“It made me realize how important my donation could be to someone else with my blood type,” Chavis said. “It is nice to know that you could be saving someone’s life by taking just a few minutes out of your day.”

Giving blood does involve about an hour of a person’s time. It might not seem like a heroic gesture, but the importance of what the blood does for those in need should not be taken lightly.

Mark Wells, the Chief Knowledge Officer at The Alliance, said donating blood was an easy decision for him.

“Not many have the experience of pulling a child away from an oncoming car or catching a friend falling from a cliff,” Wells said. “But most of us have an opportunity to save lives on a regular basis by simply giving blood. It’s easy, fairly quick and gives you a great feeling knowing you helped someone who desperately needs lifesaving blood.”

The Burlington Chapter of the American Red Cross received its charter on May 21, 1917. In 1922, the Mebane and Burlington Chapters merged to form the Alamance County Chapter. On Nov. 1, 1993, the chapter merged with the Caswell County Chapter and changed its name to the Piedmont Carolina Chapter.

The chapter’s operations are managed in a house in the historic district of downtown Burlington. The chapter operates programs in Emergency Services, Blood Services, and Health & Safety. It has a staff of three full-time employees, three part-time employees, a Board of Directors and more than 80 active volunteers.

For more information on how you can help the Alamance County Chapter of the American Red Cross, please visit www.piedmontredcross.org.





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