Giving Back: Community Blood Drive at Buff Whelan Chevrolet

Successful blood drive at Buff Whelan

We would like to thank to the community for helping us to have such a successful blood drive at Buff Whelan Chevrolet on December 1st of 2017.

We want to express a huge “THANK YOU” to everyone who came out to our blood drive— it was a tremendous success! We collected 172 pints of blood. With each pint being capable of helping three people, that is 516 lives saved!

That brings our grand total since starting our series of seasonal blood drives 14 years ago to — drumroll, please — 10,220 pints. We’ve done the math; this means 30,660 lives saved!

From the bottom of our hearts, we cannot thank you enough for the kindness and generosity of all our friends and neighbors who came out on December 1st to make a difference with us.  We look forward to seeing you all at our next blood drive on March 2nd.

If you’re interested in donating blood at this upcoming event but haven’t before, make sure you follow these guidelines:

  • Eat a healthy meal and avoid fatty foods
  • Wear a shirt that exposes your elbows or can be easily folded up past your elbows
  • Bring a valid form of ID that verifies your age, such as a driver’s license; you must be at least 17 years of age
  • Don’t come if you’re feeling ill

Together, WE CAN make a difference!

Buff Whelan Chevrolet Blood Drive

On the first Friday of every third month, Buff Whelan Chevrolet holds a Red Cross blood drive and has since 2000. In the 17 years the dealership has been holding blood drives, we’ve had 9,624 people give blood and even more register, and we’re on track to get to 10,000 by the end of 2017!

Buff Whelan Chevrolet blood driveThe most recent Buff Whelan Chevrolet blood drive took place on March 3rd, and we collected blood from 214 donors. 12 were first time donors, and a record 21 donors were double red donors. Every blood donation is enough for up to three people, so the March 3rd drive saved 642 lives total.

Becoming a Buff Whelan blood donor has plenty of other benefits too! We provide free food and drinks to help you get your energy back after you donate, including a free slice of pizza from Holiday Pizza. You’ll also get a $10 off coupon for an oil change at Buff Whelan. You don’t have to drive a Chevy to get your car serviced by our expert service department!

Everyone who registers will be entered into a drawing to win sports or concert tickets, so don’t miss the next blood drive on June 2nd. Sign up online and come save lives at Buff Whelan Chevrolet!