At the beginning of the month, the Ross Medical Education Center campus in Granger held a successful blood drive in partnership with the South Bend Medical Foundation. The campus worked hard to get staff and students to volunteer donate their time and the blood that could be used to save a life in their community. At the end of the drive, their efforts yielded 13 units. According to their blood donation website, for each unit of blood, up to three lives can be saved! So, the Granger campus’ generosity may help to save up to 39 lives!
The South Bend Medical Foundation is a local 24 hour a day resource that focuses on the underserved population. They strive to offer area hospitals and physicians high-quality lab resources and results, their employees an excellent place to work and better themselves, and to provide for their community affordable and meaningful services and resources. One of the programs they host is the blood bank that serves their local community. In order to make sure their goals are realized, they have been renovating and growing steadily since being founded in 1912 by a small team of physicians to a large compound with over 800 employees.
Katie Gilbert from the South Bend Medical Foundation was pleased with the Granger campus drive saying, “it is amazing to know that the drive you assisted with will save so many lives in our community. Thank you again for your support of local blood donation. Please know how much the staff of the South Bend Medical Foundation, the local recipients in need of blood products, and I appreciated your time and energy in making this drive such a success.”