COVINGTON, KY – Gravity Diagnostics partnered with the Hoxworth Blood Center, a division of the University of Cincinnati, to host a blood drive in Covington, Kentucky. On July 8th, 56 Gravity employees took time out of their busy schedules to donate blood. Of the employees, 26 were first-time donors, a reminder that these events spearhead community members to begin their journey of giving back by donating blood. The blood drive resulted in 40 whole blood products and four double red blood products, all of which will improve and save lives in their communities.
According to the American Red Cross, someone needs blood every 2 seconds in America. A recent article by the American Red Cross states, “There is great hospital demand for blood as patients who previously deferred care during the COVID-19 pandemic present with more advanced disease progression, therefore requiring increased blood transfusions.” Each day, Hoxworth Blood Center alone needs to collect at least 450 units of blood and 40 units of apheresis platelets to meet the needs of patients in the Tri-State area.
“One donation can save three lives. Our team was and continues to be here for ongoing needs as a result of the COVID-19 crisis our country and communities continue to deal with. The sheer number of employees who immediately threw their hands up at this opportunity to further save lives is a testament to “The Gravity Way.” I have never been prouder of a team of people than I have been since March 2020. The sacrifices we saw our team make during the pandemic and the ongoing desire to continue to do more is exactly what makes Gravity so special. You can’t teach or buy that. You just can’t,” said Julie Brazil, Co-Founder, and COO of Gravity Diagnostics.
Donating Plasma in the time of COVID-19
If you are someone that has fully recovered from SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), you can help patients who are currently infected with the virus by donating your plasma. Recovered COVID-19 patient plasma has been found to significantly change the outcome of COVID-19 progression, that is because this plasma contains antibodies that help kill the virus.
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About Gravity Diagnostics
Gravity Diagnostics is a state-of-the-art CAP Accredited and CLIA Certified laboratory licensed in all 50 states providing innovative laboratory testing in the areas of COVID-19, Upper Respiratory, Toxicology, Pharmacogenomics, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Blood. We are an advocate for physicians, patients, and our communities, supporting them with unsurpassed integrity, regulatory compliance, and clinical expertise. Gravity currently serves over 1,000 customers from small private practices to universities to Fortune 500 companies. Learn more at gravitydiagnostics.com.
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