Vitalant and 5 Star Car Wash Partner for a Blood Drive
Fairfield, CA – Vitalant, formally known as Blood Centers of the Pacific is a local non-profit blood provider, is proud to partner with 5 Star Car Wash in Vacaville for another lifesaving event.
As seen recently in the news, there have been more mass shootings and blood products are needed more than ever. We delivered over 367 units of blood to hospitals treating shooting victims in El Paso. Donors of all types will be needed to replenish the supply; however O-negative, O-positive and platelets are always used in emergencies. Red blood cells have a shelf life of 42 days and platelets, only 5 days. That’s why it’s vital to for blood donors to give regularly so there’s enough ready and waiting for patients when they need it. It takes 24 to 36 hours to process, test, prepare and ship blood once it’s donated. So it is the blood already on hospital shelves that saves lives. That’s why it’s crucial we constantly replenish the supply so that we’re ready for tragic situations like this.
“Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person – it really is the gift of life.” Steve Pignataro, Vitalant Donor Representative explicates. “We are beyond grateful for 5 Star Car Wash’s continued support and dedication. Through our partnership, 419 lifesaving units of blood have been donated. Each donation of blood can potentially save 3 lives, 5 Star Car Wash blood drives have possibly saved the lives of 1,257 people!”
Bill Proestler, owner of 5 Star Car Wash and Detail Center, is passionate about giving blood on a personal level. His daughter Kortney was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma at the age of 18. “She was treated aggressively at UC Davis in Sacramento for over a year. Her treatment required a bone marrow transplant, radiation and chemotherapy. The whole process required over 80 units of blood. It’s important for us to hold these events at our business to help others survive” Proestler explains.
Please continue this life saving tradition and join us at the September’s blood drive!
What: 5 Star Car Wash – Vacaville Blood Drive
When: Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Bloodmobile at 520 Orange Dr., Vacaville CA 95687
Appointments: To schedule an appointment, visit bloodheroes.com and enter the Sponsor Code: 5 Star Car Wash or call Steve Pignataro at 707.230.0689
Promotion: Donors will receive a coupon for a free car wash.