At the end of February, Prairie State Generating Company (PSGC) held their first blood drives of the year at the mine and power plant, where 63 units of blood were donated. These drives occur quarterly on campus.
Looking back to 2020, PSGC employees donated a total of 244 units of blood, saving up to 732 lives. While the pandemic has certainly led to a shortage of nationwide blood donations, our employee support for the PSGC blood drives did not waver. We are thankful to all employees who so graciously volunteer their time to donate or assist with our blood drives.
This year, PSGC is partnering with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC). This organization serves area hospitals throughout Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. MVRBC is the primary external supplemental provider to the blood program of Mercy Hospital St. Louis.
Tom Kacich, Recruitment Development Coordinator for MVRBC said, “Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is both proud and humbled to partner with companies, like Prairie State, whose employees are so dedicated to the communities they live and work in. We are excited about the number of lives that we will save together in the years to come.”
We are excited to launch this new partnership and look forward to continuing our successful blood drive program. Visit bloodcenter.org to learn more about MVRBC.