From a young age, we’re told that giving blood is a good thing to do. But I think it’s hard to really appreciate how much “good” is done every time we donate a single pint of blood until we’ve personally experienced its positive and far reaching impact.
For example, we may know that each blood donation can potentially save more than one life. However, giving blood is about more than giving the gift of life to another person. It’s about giving the gift of hope, joy and love to the dozens, hundreds, even thousands of people that are connected to the patient receiving the blood – whether for another day, decade or longer. In the short time that it takes to give, the generosity of blood donors can forever change the lives of the friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members of patients whose lives have been saved.
That is why such a seemingly small – and even routine – act of good is such a big deal.
Especially here at Zebra.
As individuals, many of us know someone who has needed blood. Or we know that, one day, we may need the donations of others to survive or thrive.
As a company, we know that healthcare is where we can dive deepest into human welfare. That’s why our support for the American Red Cross comes naturally – and why we’ve made healthcare a focus area for our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. We actually have a lot in common, starting with our shared values of teamwork and collaboration and extending into our community “health” commitments.
At the Red Cross, the mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in times of emergency. Their commitment to the communities they serve extends from emergency preparedness to disaster relief and blood services, in particular.
Here at Zebra, our team has spent the last 50+ years focused on improving patient outcomes with technology. A lot of our healthcare work is centered around ensuring the right patient gets the right care at the right time. However, we also work with physicians, nurses, phlebotomists and other healthcare providers on a daily basis to ensure they have all the tools they need to better people’s lives, not just technology. A stocked blood bank is one of those tools. But only one. Watch this: