Blood Drive Sign up Form
In an effort to help the community and aid in the constant need for donated blood, Horrocks Engineers is sponsoring the first annual “Blood Battle 2011” blood drive on April 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2162 W. Grove Parkway, Pleasant Grove.
Horrocks is teaming with local Grove Parkway Plaza businesses in a friendly competition against northern Utah County cities to see which team can get the most blood donors for the American Red Cross. The goal is to have at least 100 donation volunteers during this drive.
The team with the most donors will receive a trophy and be named “Blood Battle 2011” Champion.
As a bonus, the city or business that brings in the most donors will receive a free lunch, courtesy of Horrocks Engineers.
Blood drive participants will receive a free “Blood Battle 2011” t-shirt and refreshments.
Area residents are encouraged to participate and support the city or business of their choosing.
Horrocks understands the important role businesses can play in assisting the community and believes sponsoring a blood drive would be a great way to fill that role.
“We wanted to host an annual event that brought the community together to fill a need that is constant. We also wanted to throw in a little competition to make it fun and memorable,” Sandi Lampshire, Horrocks’ Marketing Manager, said.
Hospitals and clinics around the U.S. are always in need of donated blood. According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and more than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day.
Through the help of blood drive sponsors and volunteers, the Red Cross is able to collect blood donations needed to help fill that need.
The American Red Cross is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people receive the blood they need across the nation. The Red Cross “plays a critical role in our nation’s health care system. It is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the United States, collecting and processing more than 40 percent of the blood supply and distributing it to some 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide,” according to their Web site, www.redcrossblood.org.
Horrocks Engineers, Inc., based in Pleasant Grove, has a long history and reputation as one of the region’s leading full-service civil engineering firms. Founded by Gilbert Horrocks in 1968, the company is committed to planning and designing transportation systems, water and wastewater systems and plants, utilities, and communities that will stand up to the demands of the rapidly growing West.
Blood Drive Sign up Form