November 26, 2012
On November 10th, a local elementary school hosted their annual blood drive for The American Red Cross. Those interested could donate blood, be tested for a bone marrow match, or donate their hair.
Several Cydcor team members jumped at the opportunity to help! They dedicated their time by checking in donors and assisting where needed. Team member Tara Cavallaro even donated her hair – 10 whole inches of it! “I was so glad to be able to help,” she says.
Team member Lisa Stein was especially moved by meeting Robert, a bone marrow transplant survivor. He shared his story of his struggle with leukemia with her – and how the people taking the time to donate their blood and marrow could save a life. “If it wasn’t for these donors, he wouldn’t have been there to share his story,” she says. “All it takes is a simple swab to get on the registry for bone marrow.”
As for team member Lalo Burgos – attending with his young daughters was a great way to work in the community with his family. “We had a blast,” he says. “It was good to work with people in the community for such a noble cause.”