GALLOWAY RIDGE PARTNERS WITH AMERICAN RED CROSS

Hosts 8th Annual Blood Drive for Chatham County

Pittsboro, NC, March 15 You don’t have to be a doctor to save lives. For just an hour of your time and a pint of blood, you can make a difference in someone’s life. The process of donating specific blood components – red cells, plasma or platelets – is called apheresis. Typically, two or three of these are produced from a pint of donated whole blood – hence each donation can help save up to three lives. Donors can give either whole blood or specific blood components only.

On Tuesday, March 1st, Galloway Ridge hosted its 8th annual Blood Drive in Pittsboro with the American Red Cross and 42 people did just that! Donors included Galloway Ridge staff, residents, and members of the surrounding communities. Seven of the donors were first time donors, numerous were returning supporters and 3 donors opted for the double blood option. There were many volunteers assisting with the event such as registration, parking lot attendants, canteen area with refreshments for donors, greeters and more.

The event was coordinated by a committee of staff members and residents in cooperation with the Red Cross. Pat Richardson, Director of Communications and Community Relations at Galloway Ridge and chair of this committee, was pleased with their success. “It’s such a joy to see our residents and employees working together to support this cause. I am always amazed at their level of dedication and the amount of time they’re willing to give for this event,” Richardson commented.

Galloway Ridge is a non-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located south of Chapel Hill in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Galloway Ridge opened its doors in 2005. The Wall Street Journal describes Galloway Ridge as “a prototype for future housing development for older Americans.”

Contact: Pat Richardson
Director of Communications and Community Relations
prichardson@gallowayridge.com