United Blood Services is a nonprofit community blood center, providing blood and blood products for local area hospitals throughout the United States. They exist to make a difference in people’s lives by bringing together the best people, inspiring individuals to donate blood, producing a safe and ample blood supply, advancing cutting-edge research and embracing continuous quality improvement.

United Blood Services has a saying of “Find the Hero in You”. On May 5, they found 28 heroes in Hawthorne. SOC Fire & Emergency Services hosted a blood drive that brought in 28 heroes that gave the gift of blood that gives the gift of life.

The average adult has about 8-10 pints of blood. The moment they start donating blood, the human body begins to replenish the blood. A pint of blood is taken from donors and after 28 volunteers stepped forward, United Blood Services collected about 3.5 gallons of life saving liquid. A special and warm thank you to all that showed up to give the gift of life.