January 10th, 2017
Every two seconds, someone is need of a blood donation – and in Alaska, that problem is compounded even further, considering our geography and topography. That’s why Continental Auto Group’s team held a blood drive on December 20th.
“We are all a part of the bigger picture here”, says Derek Adolf, Principal Owner of Continental Auto Group. “Community doesn’t work unless we all do our part, no matter if it’s a pint of blood or donating a can of food.”
One donation, one unit of blood, can be separated into several components: red blood cells, plasma; platelets and cryoprecipitate. Donated blood is used during trauma cases; platelets drawn from donations can help patients with leukemia and many people who suffer from severe sickle cell disease must have monthly blood transfusions
During Continental’s Blood Drive, over 21 units of blood were taken; potentially saving 63 lives in Alaska. “We’re definitely committed to having the blood mobile out again this coming summer. It’s just the right thing to do for our community,” says Adolf.