Volunteer blood donors on Monday received delicious support in appreciation for their time and efforts – eastern NC bar-b-q and other SCNB menu favorites
Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q® (SCNB) is pleased to announce their recent participation as a meal sponsor for Rex Blood Center in Raleigh, NC. On Monday, July 16, Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q® provided lunches for blood drive donors at Rex Blood Center.
Rex Blood Services is a not-for-profit, community blood bank dedicated to providing a safe, adequate blood supply to patients at Rex Hospital and other area hospitals. In 1962, Rex Blood Services began as Raleigh’s first community blood donor facility. Their mission is to provide the highest standard of care and service to area blood donors and patients, while promoting the importance of community participation and awareness of the need for, and importance of, blood donation.“When Sandra Brooks of Rex Blood Services came to us and told us that ‘every day in the US, over 32,000 blood transfusions take place’ and that many of them occur in our Triangle-area hospitals, often benefiting patients fighting long-term illnesses such as cancer and sickle cell anemia, we knew we wanted to help support them in whatever way that we, as a restaurant brand, could”, says Richard Averitte, Marketing Director for Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q®. “Treating those life-sustaining volunteers who donate blood to lunch, essentially, is something we took great pride in being able to do”, Averitte added.
Sandra Brooks of Rex Blood Services explains from a blood donor’s perspective: “Our donors know that Smithfield’s applauds their volunteerism and community service. They enjoy knowing that these organizations are invested in the lives of people around them.”
For more information on Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q®, please visit http://www.SCNBNC.com, visit the brand’s facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SCNBNC, or stay updated with tweets from @SCNBNC on twitter (http://www.twitter.com/SCNBNC). Find out more about Rex Blood Services, and how to donate, on their website at http://www.rexhealth.com/blood and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/RexBlood.