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United and American Red Cross Partner for Blood Drive in Southwest Michigan

St. Joseph, Michigan – With an ongoing critical need for blood donations, United Federal Credit Union partnered with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on November 5, 2021 at its former headquarters at 2807 S. State Street in St. Joseph, Michigan. Through the generosity of employees and individuals from the community, 23 pints of blood were donated.

“We are very thankful for the support of Team United, our Members, and the community with our recent blood drive. Once again, they saw a need in their community and stepped up to donate blood,” said Terry O’Rourke, United CEO and President. “Our partnership with the American Red Cross is extremely important. This event shows the positive impact that can be made in our communities by living the credit union philosophy of people helping people.”

The American Red Cross said the need for blood is constant and one donation can potentially save up to three lives. It provides about 40% of our nation’s blood and blood components, all from generous volunteer donors.

“The partnership between the American Red Cross and companies such as United Federal Credit Union are essential in helping to bring the community together to help the American Red Cross fulfill our mission to supply lifesaving blood products,” said Andrew Blake, Donor Recruitment/Account Representative for the American Red Cross.

Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood, according to the American Red Cross. Donations from blood drives help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer.