Solarity Credit Union’s Blood Drive Fills Critical Need in the Yakima Valley

Washington-based Solarity Credit Union teamed up with the Red Cross Yakima Blood Donation Center in April to host a blood drive to collect desperately needed units of blood. The Red Cross set a goal of 16 units for the credit union’s inaugural blood drive; Solarity members and employees blew past the goal, donating 29 units.

“This donation is remarkable,” said JayAnn Chacon, Donor Recruitment Account Manager with the Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region of the Red Cross. “It’s rare for a first-time location to have such a successful drive, and Solarity exceeded our expectations for sure. We’re so grateful for the generosity they’ve shown and for rallying together to help fill this need!”

Solarity’s blood drive was especially timely, as the Red Cross is currently calling donors of all blood types to give now and keep the blood supply strong enough to support critical patient care this spring. Solarity plans to continue supporting the Red Cross with additional drives throughout the year because donation days like this are imperative in supporting the Red Cross’s mission of providing lifesaving blood to hospitals in the Yakima community and beyond.

Posted in Regional Member News, Washington.