Posts Tagged ‘Donors’

ExxonMobil Employees Win Astros Tickets for Saving Lives

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

In thanks for their commitment to saving lives, two lucky ExxonMobil employees won Houston Astros tickets in August! All ExxonMobil employees who donated during the company’s July and/or August blood drives were entered into the drawing for the tickets, which were donated by a supportive member of ExxonMobil leadership.

Multiple ExxonMobil sites Commit for Life by hosting blood drives at least four times a year. Thanks to ExxonMobil employees for your ongoing commitment to saving lives!

Saving Lives is a Family Affair

Friday, June 1st, 2012

On Wednesday, May 30, at Memorial Hermann Imaging Center in Pearland, the blood drive co-chair, Saralynne Williams, made saving lives a family affair! Along with her son, Christopher, pictured here, her husband and daughter donated. Thanks, Saralynne and family for making our first blood drive with the group a great one!

Saving Lives in Fort Bend County

Monday, April 9th, 2012

CenterPoint Energy hosted a community blood drive in Fort Bend County earlier this month, and shared these photos with us.

The drive collected 50 units – enough to help save as many as 150 lives! The chairpersons for this drive told us, “It feels good to be a part of a community blood drive – we know the importance of having enough blood available. It’s wonderful that when you host a convenient blood drive like this, so many people are willing to come out and give.”

Are you interested in hosting a blood drive in your community? Give us a call at (713) 791-6670, or visit our website to learn more: http://www.giveblood.org/cfl/group.

Thanks to all who donated, and special thanks to Jeanette, Connie and CenterPoint Energy for making this such a successful blood drive!

Showing Some Love

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Our friends at Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital – Katy held a very successful Valentine’s Day-themed blood drive this week. The drive collected 28 products – enough to help save 84 lives!

This creative blood drive committee delighted donors with abundant Valentine’s Day decorations, and handwritten thank-you cards signed by the entire committee.

Thank you to all who went above and beyond to make this drive extra special, including Elizabeth Chica, Lily Guerrero, Leilani Bell, Shenequa Nodd, Renee Watts, Ronda Mcknight and Aretha Price.

Glenn Speight Becomes the 23rd Donor to Give 100 Gallons

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

While donating his 100th gallon, Speight chats with his mother, Ceole Speight, who was recently a blood recipient herself during open heart surgery.

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, 61-year-old Montgomery resident Glenn Speight became the 23rd blood donor in the Texas Gulf Coast region to reach the 100-gallon donation mark. Speight has been donating for more than 30 years and on Tuesday, made his 800th donation.

“I first donated with my dad because a friend of his needed blood,” Speight said. “The donor center staff asked me to come back – before that I’d never thought of donating blood as a regular thing. I’ve seen firsthand how blood donations help save lives, and I’ve just made a habit of donating.”

In his 30-plus years of donating, Speight has helped save countless lives in our community, and he’s now part of three generations of giving, as his own son is a blood donor too. Speight usually donates platelets– a blood component that is often used to help cancer patients. Because the body produces platelets faster than other blood components, they can be given frequently – every seven days up to 24 times a year – which allowed Speight to accrue an incredible record of giving.

Last year, Speight, an Operations Manager at CenterPoint Energy, made it his goal to reach the 100-gallon donation mark before either he – or his longtime boss – retired. CenterPoint Energy is a big supporter of saving lives through blood donations, hosting nearly 200 blood drives with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center every year. When Speight made his 100-gallon donation, friends, family, co-workers, Blood Center staff, and his boss all gathered at the Bill T. Teague Neighborhood Donor Center to help celebrate.

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