On July 1st, Parker McCay attorney and shareholder George Morris will take over as the Chair of the Southern New Jersey Chapter of the American Red Cross for a two year term. After touring their Penn Jersey facility in Philadelphia with fellow board members from other regions, George was fascinated to learn more about the process of blood donation collection and distribution, including how the American Red Cross works with the National and International Rare Blood Registries to specifically develop solutions for patients that require unique blood based on their individual characteristics. “People may know the Red Cross for our disaster relief, fire prevention and for assisting families after a fire, but blood collection is likely the most commonly known aspect of the Red Cross mission” explained Morris. “Truly amazing logistics and safety protocols helping people throughout the world!”
According to the Red Cross website, approximately 29,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the United States, creating a consistent need. Healthy donors can donate whole blood or specific blood components, all of which is in high demand. Learn more about the American Red Cross at RedCross.org.