On Thursday, July 11, 2019 the Sullivan Solar Power Team hosted their inaugural company-wide blood drive in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank, a nonprofit organization that supplies blood to hospitals in four Southern California counties, including San Diego, Imperial, Orange, and Los Angeles. Because the San Diego Blood Bank is provided by a 100% volunteer donor effort, Sullivan invited staff, neighboring businesses, community members and clients to take part and donate. This was a great opportunity for Sullivan Solar Power to bring the local community together do some good by helping those in need.
Coordinated by Sullivan Solar Power’s Community Development team, the blood drive made a positive impact on the lives of others, especially on the lives of children, as the San Diego Blood Bank is the primary provider of blood to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. These patients are struggling with life threatening medical conditions including cancer and other blood disorders, severe burns, organ transplants, emergency surgery, trauma and more.
“It was a privilege to bring together our team at Sullivan and some of our local community members for this blood drive,” stated Daniel Sullivan, founder and president of Sullivan Solar Power, “I know most of us are not big fans of needles but I can’t think of a better reason to donate blood than to help those courageous and brave kids at Rady’s Hospital.”
Duck Foot Brewery, located just across the street from Sullivan’s San Diego headquarters, partnered with Sullivan for a special “Pint for a Pint” deal given to those who donated. San Diego Blood Bank representatives, as well as the Sullivan Community Development team, were pleased with the number of donors who participated. The blood drive was complimented with a potluck lunch, where donors enjoyed homemade goodies from the skilled cooks and bakers at Sullivan.
San Diego Blood Bank noted that summer months are difficult for collecting donations as schools are a primary resource when in session, as well as regular donors being absent while traveling in these months. They are currently in need of more donors to ensure adequate supply so please reach out for more information on donating or hosting a blood drive of your own by visiting SanDiegoBloodBank.org.