BISNAR | CHASE Participates in Red Cross Blood Drive
The California personal injury lawyers at BISNAR | CHASE are big-time believers in giving back to the community. We do food drives, participate in fundraisers and support a number of charities that help a variety of people in need. Today, 13 employees of our law firm donated blood. And those of us who were unable to participate, still participated by bringing in snacks, supporting and cheering on our co-workers who donated blood. Our staff participates in blood donation twice a year. In fact, we’ve been doing so for the last three years.
Why is it important to donate blood? Consider these statistics. More than 4.5 million patients need blood transfusions each year in the United States and Canada. About 43,000 pints of donated blood are used each day. Someone needs blood every two seconds. Only 38 percent of the U.S. population is able to donate blood and less than 10 percent do annually. One in seven people entering a hospital need blood. And one pint of blood can save up to three lives. It’s obvious that blood is a precious commodity.
As a law firm that helps victims of serious personal injury, people who are badly hurt in California car accidents and other mishaps, we know and understand the importance of life-giving blood and the significance of blood donation. Almost every member of our staff interacts with clients. We listen to their stories and are constantly amazed and inspired by stories of survival, determination and love. We understand that a pint of our blood can help save someone’s life some day — be it a young car accident victim or an elderly cancer patient who needs a blood transfusion.
The American Red Cross, which is doing a commendable job in the current disaster situations in Asia, makes it really easy for us to donate blood at the workplace whether it’s a small law firm like ours or a large corporation. The Red Cross’ “Bloodmobile” shows up at your door, at your convenience and graciously accepts your donation.
Remember that when you donate blood, you join an “elite group.” Only three out of every 100 people in America donate blood. But more than anything else, you get the satisfaction of knowing that your blood has the potential to save someone’s life some day. For more information about donating blood, please visit the American Red Cross Web site (www.redcross.org).