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Westpark Members Help Meet Critical Need for Blood Donations

Posted: Aug 06, 2012 by Blake

(COLUMBIA, SC—August 1, 2012)

The American Red Cross can serve 60 more people in need of blood this summer, thanks to donors at a recent blood drive held at Columbia Conference Center. Each of the 20 units of blood collected at the drive helped up to three people, especially important in summer, which is the time of greatest need for blood donations. The American Red Cross, which is the United States’ largest supplier of blood and blood products, noted on its website that blood donations are down 10% nationwide.

Donors representing organizations throughout the Westpark office park rallied to give blood, including staff from: UnitedHealthcare, the South Carolina Medical Association, Brown and Caldwell, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, South Carolina Association of REALTORS, GWA, Inc. Electrical Engineers, Columbia Conference Center, Research Associates, DuBose Web Group, the South Carolina High School League, and AgFirst Farm Credit Bank.

Many of the participating businesses are part of a Westpark community service committee that includes:

The Benefit Company, Inc.
Brown and Caldwell
Columbia Conference Center
Crop Production Services
Diversified Development, Inc.
DuBose Web Group
The Evaluation Group
Federal Bureau of Investigation
South Carolina Association of REALTORS
South Carolina Dental Association
South Carolina High School League
South Carolina Medical Association
Southeastern Telecom, Inc.
GWA, Inc. Electrical Engineers
Hampton Automotive
Midlands Veterinary Practice
Palmetto Health Richland
Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc.
Power Engineering Company, Inc.
Research Associates
S&ME, Inc.

The group will collect travel-sized toiletry items for Take Time Take Care, a nonprofit that assists families dealing with the unexpected hospitalization of a child, in August 2012.