Nashville Heroes Honored at Ford Motor Credit Company of Franklin, Tenn.

February 11, 2011

Ford Motor Credit Company Honors 56 Nashville Heroes

Celebration Honors Regular Blood Drive Participants



(Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 11, 2011)


Ford Motor Credit Company honored 56 Nashville Heroes at a celebration held at their Franklin, Tenn. location on Jan. 25.


The American Red Cross defines Nashville Heroes as blood donors who participate in four out of five of their employer’s annual blood drives. 


In 2010, Ford Motor Credit Company helped the Red Cross collect 358 pints of blood.  The company is one of the top 20 blood drive sponsors in the Tennessee Valley Region, which includes middle Tennessee, southwestern Kentucky and parts of Illinois and Missouri.  Ford Motor Credit Company also ranks second among corporate blood drive sponsors and is the highest producing blood drive in Williamson County.


“The passion that Ford Credit Nashville heroes have for helping others is remarkable.  Year after year, our heroes roll up their sleeves to give back in a meaningful way.  They do not donate for recognition or praise -- they donate because they know they are saving lives,” says Evelyn Sanders, Director, Nashville Business Center, Ford Motor Credit Company.


Dwyne Abbot served as keynote speaker at the event.  She thanked Ford Credit Nashville Heroes for giving blood.  Donated blood helped extend the life of her daughter, Samantha, who died of leukemia.


Since each blood donation has the potential to save up to three lives, all employees who participated in Ford Motor Credit Company blood drives last year can feel good knowing they helped save up to 1,074 lives.


How to Donate Blood:

Call 1-800-RED CROSS or log on to www.redcrossblood.orgfor more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19. Visit to learn more.


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.orgor join our blog at