Integrated marketing communications agency The Phelps Group hosted a blood drive at its Santa Monica headquarters this week to benefit pediatric and adult cancer patients at City of Hope Cancer Center.
The agency called upon its associates, as well as members of the community, to give the gift of life of Tuesday — and the response was phenomenal.
More than 50 people made an appointment at the City of Hope Bloodmobile that was onsite, while many others “walked in” to donate — and the agency said it exceeded its goal of 35 live-saving units of blood.
City of Hope patients rely on more than 25,000 units of blood and platelets each year for survival.
A spokesperson from The Phelps Group said there was no substitute or synthetic form of human blood; therefore, donations were vital to the men, women and children in City of Hope’s care.
“Every one of those units comes from caring people – family, friends and other generous individuals who want to make a difference,” the spokesperson said. “We thank all who came out to offer their support.
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