Donors saved 234 lives by giving blood during Baldwin EMC’s Spring Into Action drive on March 27. The event’s organizers are calling it a huge success.
The Spring Into Action drive was held in Baldwin EMC’s training center at their headquarters office in Summerdale. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, the staff from LifeSouth Community Blood Center collected 78 blood donations. Each donation can go on to save as many as 3 lives, including accident victims, surgical patients and more. All of the donations taken during the Spring Into Action drive will benefit local hospitals.
According to LifeSouth donor recruiter Greg Padilla, the number of people who donated blood during the Spring Into Action drive is a great benefit. “These are amazing results. There will be up to 234 lives saved because of the effort Baldwin EMC provided to get donors in the door,” Padilla said.
Karen Moore, Baldwin EMC’s vice president of energy services and public relations, said that the Spring Into Action drive is part of Baldwin EMC’s efforts to be member focused and community involved. “Every donation that came in during the drive directly benefits the local community,” Moore said. “We’re saving lives right here at home, and that’s something Baldwin EMC is very proud of.”
Baldwin EMC is a member-owned electric cooperative serving 68,000 accounts in Baldwin and Monroe Counties in southwest Alabama, including Alabama’s gulf coast.