The new vehicle was donated in conjunction with the launch of the American Red Cross Missing Types campaign encouraging first-time donors and lapsed donors to give blood.
DALLAS (June 25, 2018) – Texas Capital Bank generously donated a 2018 Dodge Promaster City Van to the American Red Cross North Texas Region to support biomedical services.
The Red Cross Dallas office is home to the North Texas blood processing center. After a donor gives blood, the donation is transported to the lab for processing and testing. Once the blood is ready for distribution, the new vehicle will deliver the blood to hospitals and, in turn, patients in need.
“Texas Capital Bank is proud to provide the Red Cross a vehicle to move their mission forward as they provide lifesaving resources to people in need,” said Effie Dennison, Senior Vice President and Director of Community Development and Corporate Social Responsibility, Texas Capital Bank. “We are glad to be a Ready365 partner helping when disasters strike and appreciate all that Red Cross does to provide emergency services throughout the year.”
The American Red Cross has a constant need to add to and update its fleet of disaster and biomedical services vehicles in order to carry out its lifesaving mission of helping those in need. On average, the Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year and these vehicles are used to transport both people and material assets where they are needed most.
“We are grateful for our partnership with Texas Capital Bank and their willingness to help fill this critical need,” said Keith Rhodes, CEO, American Red Cross North Texas Region. “Whether during a large-scale disaster or amid an everyday demand, like the constant need for blood, it is the generosity of our partners that enables the Red Cross to serve those in need.”
The new biomedical services vehicle donation coincides with the June 11 launch of the American Red Cross Missing Types campaign encouraging first-time donors and lapsed donors to give blood. As part of the campaign, the letters A, B, and O – letters used to identify blood types – are disappearing from brands, social media pages, signs and websites to illustrate the critical role every blood donor plays. Learn more about the Missing Types campaign or visit redcrossblood.org to find a blood drive near you.