As part of General Digital’s effort to be more socially responsible, we organized and hosted our first blood drive on Monday, May 6th.

Thanks to 32 willing donors—20 from GD and 12 from area businesses (though 5 were unable to donate)—the American Red Cross told us that “What we collected will help save the lives of 81 hospital patients who may need platelets while undergoing chemo therapy for cancer, red cells to fight sickle cell disease or plasma if burned or during surgery.”

We are thankful to everyone who participated and made it the success that it was.

Lauren, from the American Red Cross, tends to desk duties at our blood drive      It seems Tyler caught a glimpse of the needle in his arm ;-)

Tyler recovered nicely from his "ordeal"      The last time Samantha donated blood, she was in high school

Gary relaxes quietly while his life-saving elixir drains      Giving blood was easy for first-timer Tony