Donating Pints for Red Honor Cords

For almost 70 years, Marsh Regional Blood Center has been the largest supplier of blood and blood products in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. One of the secrets to the supplier’s success has been attributed to the fact that its local business mantra of “Give Here, Help Here” is one hundred percent self-sufficient. On an annual basis, it hosts 700 blood drives at local high schools, businesses and colleges.

One of those sites is at the corporate headquarters of Strongwell. Recently, Virginia High School representatives informed Strongwell of an opportunity to contribute a pint for high school graduates to get a cord. Due to physical or health limitations, certain students who may want to donate aren’t able to graduate as part of the red honor cord program. The program is designed to recognize high school seniors who make the decision to give someone the gift of life through the act of blood donation.

Many thanks to the staff members at Virginia High, Strongwell employees and Marsh Regional in perpetuating gifts which keep giving.