Health and Fitness
January 24, 2017
Now that the holiday season is over, many are looking for ways to continue the spirit of giving into the new year. With this idea in mind, The Buckingham a life care CCRC community recently held the first of a planned series of annual blood drives at the retirement community. The blood drive was inspired by a resident at the community who previously had to receive multiple blood transfusions and realized the importance of helping others who are in need of blood. By donating blood, each individual donor had the ability to save up to three lives. The community partnered with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center to help boost the healthy and reliable blood supply at a time of year when the center typically runs low on blood. The Blood Drive was open to the community's residents, team members, family members and friends. Because of the 25 individuals within the community who participated in the drive, up to 75 lives will be saved. Through this loving act, The Buckingham hopes to inspire others to consider donating blood, as there is always a need.
The Buckingham, Houston's premier retirement community, is proud to have individuals within the community who are willing to give back to others in need. By giving blood, donors provided a unique gift to others that changes and saves lives. The blood drive was yet another reminder of the Masterpiece Living®philosophy that is incorporated throughout the community. The lifestyle encourages continual learning and promotes a healthy outlook in all regards physical, intellectual, social and spiritual.