At Andersen, our employees help create a better world by building and creating world-class windows and doors, and supporting our local communities. In August, Andersen employees in the Minnesota area gave their time and blood to the American Red Cross.
Giving blood through Red Cross blood drives has been a long-time Andersen tradition dating back to 1951. Since then, our company holds multiple blood drives each year – giving our employees the option to donate. Each year we collect more than 350 units, positively impacting the lives of over 1,000 patients. One of our employees, Jim Taylor, has loyally donated his blood to the Red Cross through Andersen for 18 years. “A short, 20-minute process can save many lives. The most rewarding part of donating my blood is being able to track its journey from my arm to the patient,” says Jim.
The American Red Cross made stops this August at our three Minnesota facilities in Bayport, Cottage Grove, and Oak Park Heights. In total, 73 units of blood were collected from our employees! Did you know that just one unit of blood can save up to 3 lives? Imagine the impact our employees had in the community just this month. Thank you to all who donated.