The American Red Cross provides blood for nearly 9 million blood transfusions a year, helps nearly 200 neighborhood emergencies every day, provides communications to nearly 150,000 military families and has provided assistance to more than 3.9 million people effected by International disasters. This is only possible due to the countless donors who make available the nearly 6.5 million pints of blood a year.
“Historically, blood supplies drop to all time lows during the warmer months,” said Gary Marowske, president of Flame, Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical. “The team at Flame wanted to help make sure that the blood supply in metro Detroiter was in good standing. Several of our members expressed interest in becoming a donor and encouraging others to do the same.”
As a special thank you from Flame for making the blood drive a success, the company is rewarding donors with a coupon for $25 off of a drain cleaning.
Added Marowske,“Thousands of people drive by our sign off of I-696 everyday and recognize it. We expect many people will stop by and donate.”
In order for the American Red Cross to staff the drive appropriately, pre-registration is required. Donors should sign up at www.redcrossblood.org. Additional questions can be answered by calling Flame representatives at (586) 582-1700.
Flame Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical has become one of metro Detroit’s premier heating, cooling, electrical and ventilation solutions for home and business owners alike. Family-owned since 1949, the company has grown to almost twice the size of its nearest competitor, with a fleet of more than 50 service vehicles and a corps of highly trained and certified technicians—