Security First Bank to honor Cindy Renner during April 18 blood drive in Lincoln
April 8, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. — For the second year, Security First Bank will be hosting an American Red Cross blood drive at its Red Rock branch on April 18 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in honor of longtime employee Cindy Renner of Firth, Neb..
At the time of last year’s blood drive, Renner was still recovering after being badly injured in a January 2013 car accident. Bank employees organized the blood drive to pay tribute to the beloved branch supervisor who received more than 35 pints of blood to treat her injuries.
“I’m deeply honored that Security First Bank has organized the second annual Cindy Renner blood drive,” said Renner. “I want to thank everyone who came out last year – family, friends, customers and employees – and hope to see them again this year.”
Cindy Renner blood drive:
April 18 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Security First Bank – Red Rock Branch, 5505 Red Rock Lane in Lincoln, Neb.
To make an appointment or for more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code 0092845.
Though Cindy Renner hasn’t been able to return to work yet, she will be on hand during the blood drive in her honor to thank those who give blood to help patients like her.
Donors of all types are needed this spring, especially those with O positive, O negative, B negative or A negative. Blood collected at the blood drive in honor of Cindy Renner may be used for trauma victims, heart surgery patients, organ transplant patients, premature babies, patients with complications during childbirth, and for patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or other diseases.
How to donate blood
All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in Nebraska), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 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. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.