Security First Bank to host Red Cross blood drive in honor of injured Lincoln, Neb. employee
March 28, 2013
LINCOLN, Neb. – For more than 20 years, Cindy Renner has been a welcoming face for customers and employees of Security First Bank. The supervisor of the bank’s Red Rock branch has been sorely missed after being badly injured in a car accident on Jan. 17.
In the fog of that January morning, another vehicle entered into Renner’s lane and struck her vehicle. Her injuries were tremendous and doctor’s doubted she would survive, said her daughter Christina Boesiger. Renner kept on fighting. “It wasn’t her time,” said Boesiger.
After being in the intensive care unit for 16 days, Renner was transferred to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital to continue her recovery. “It’s been quite the journey, but she’s doing well,” said Boesiger.
Security First Bank senior vice president Susie Twiehaus said Renner is missed. “Cindy is a very wonderful person, and our customers and staff love her. It’s not the same at the bank without Cindy.”
As a show of support, Security First Bank is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive in Renner’s honor on April 1. Renner received more than 35 pints of blood following the accident.
Blood drive in honor of Cindy Renner
April 1 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Security First Bank, Red Rock branch, 5505 Red Rock Lane in Lincoln
To make an appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.
Blood collected at the blood drive in honor of Cindy Renner may be used for trauma victims – due to accidents and burns – heart surgery patients, organ transplant patients, premature babies, patients with complications during childbirth, and for patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or other diseases, such as sickle cell disease.
How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. 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 permission in some states), 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 nearly 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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.