For the past few years, NHHA has celebrated National Good Neighbor Day in late September by recognizing the kind and thoughtful people who live around us, facilitating donations of goods and gift cards for our Dallas Fire & Rescue First Responders, and collecting toys and stuffed animals for children undergoing treatment at Medical City Children’s Hospital. This year, NHHA partnered with Carter BloodCare to host a blood donation drive in honor of National Good Neighbor Day.
Carter is the primary blood supplier to more than 200 medical facilities and there are about 600 to 800 patients daily who require blood transfusions. Blood products are certainly needed during emergencies, but everyday activities require them too – surgeries, C-section deliveries, transplants, anemia, cancer treatments, etc. What better way to be a Good Neighbor than by donating something that could save a life?
To make it easy, we brought the Carter BloodCare bus to the YouFit parking lot at 7989 Belt Line Rd (located in the Spring Creek Village shopping center at the northwest corner of Coit and Belt Line). Snacks, drinks, and a thank you gift were provided after donation. We are very grateful to the residents who supported our Good Neighbor Day initiative by helping a neighbor in a time of need. As one blood donor said, “Giving blood is one of the most extraordinary things that an ordinary person can do for someone else.”