Senior adults give back through blood drive at Ventana by Buckner
Known as one of the most at-risk populations, members at Ventana by Buckner®, a senior living community in Dallas, donated blood to help others during the pandemic.
Through a collaboration with American Red Cross, Ventana hosted the blood drive last week for members and employees.
The FDA reported during the pandemic, blood donations have decreased significantly due to cancellation of drives and social distancing measures making the need for donors rise.
“At Ventana, our members are always looking for ways to actively give back to the community,” said Chuck Childress, executive director at Ventana. “The blood drive today is an example of their willingness and desire to help others in need during difficult circumstances. As the most vulnerable population answers the call to donate blood and make a difference during the pandemic, we hope they inspire others to do the same.”
During the Red Cross blood drive, Ventana members maintained social distancing practices and wore masks, as they have throughout the pandemic in an effort to mitigate risk for each other and staff.
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