Aug 18, 2021
Bradley Howort, Blood Services, American Red Cross
Rising Demand for Blood in Region - and How to Sponsor a Blood Drive

In Vermont and across the United States, the need for blood is high.  Members may have heard the advertisements emploring people to give blood to meet the need of our medical institutions.  As an Account Representative / Donor Recruitment for the American Red Cross of Northern New England, Bradley Howort will help Essex Rotary understand the nature of the crisis and how local groups can help by becoming blood drive sponsors.  

Essex Rotary has several special connections to the American Red Cross and to blood donations.  Current President Max Levy has been a Red Cross volunteer at many disasters, helping coordinate the delivery of meals to people dealing with floods, hurricanes and other disasters.  On the blood donation front, Jim Bessette has donated over 120 gallons - yes, that's gallons - during a lifetime of giving.