Continental Service Group, Inc., d.b.a. ConServe employees donated a total of 64 pints of blood through its Blood Drive in January to the American Red Cross and Unyts. A total of 74 of ConServe’s Rochester and Buffalo employees donated blood to save over 192 lives in local hospitals.
George Huyler, Vice President of Human Resources at ConServe, was very satisfied with employee participation and said, “Our blood drives are always a huge success, it is evident that our employees feel good about helping out our community and realize the importance of saving lives through the gift of a blood donation.”
“At its heart, the American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that is all about neighbor helping neighbor,” said Maureen Wellman, spokesperson for the American Red Cross Blood Services – New York-Penn Region. “We are so appreciative of ConServe employees’ generous contributions, which will help the Red Cross to supply lifesaving blood to patients in our community.”
Mark J. Simon, President and CEO of Unyts said, “Thanks to organizations like ConServe, lives will be saved in our community. We are grateful for the generosity of our blood donors each and every day. ” Located in downtown Buffalo, Unyts, “strives to be the recognized leader in the multi faceted delivery of exceptional, donor centered organ, tissue, eye and blood donation services to the Western New York community.”
Founded in 1985, Continental Service Group, Inc. (dba ConServe), has provided accounts receivable management services in the higher education, government and commercial markets. ConServe was ranked as the #1 performing collection agency on the U.S. Department of Education’s student loan collection contract from 2004-2010. In 2009, ConServe was again awarded a long term contract by the Department of Education. ConServe online at: www.conserve-arm.com.
The American Red Cross has been a primary supplier of lifesaving blood products in the United States for more than 50 years. The Red Cross Blood Services – New York-Penn Region must distribute approximately 1,200 units of blood each day just to meet the basic needs of area patients. The Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. To find out more, please visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Unyts is Western New York’s only organ, eye, tissue and community blood center. Headquartered in downtown Buffalo, Unyts has been saving lives through organ and tissue donation since 1981. For the past 6 years, Unyts has been supplying the hospitals of WNY with lifesaving blood. This wouldn’t be possible without generous blood donors. To find out more about the organization, or how to donate, please visit http://www.unyts.org.