Triage Omaha and Cincinnati Celebrate the Season with Blood Drive & Angel Tree Donations

The holiday season kicked off on Giving Tuesday with a blood drive at Triage’s Omaha HQ and is continuing in Cincinnati with the adoption of six local families.

Omaha Triage employees chose to give life on Giving Tuesday and donated 43 units of whole blood and 8 units of ‘power red.’ A power red donation is similar to a whole blood donation, but uses a special machine that allows donors to safely give two units of red blood cells during a single donation. It’s possible because the machine allows plasma and platelets to go back into the body. Donors feel more hydrated after giving blood with a power red donation.

Each donor received a pair of ELF-themed holiday socks and one lucky donor received $100 to donate to their favorite charity. Kent, a lab account manager in Omaha, chose to donate $100 to Heart Ministry Center in honor of Mark Dahir, the organization’s former CEO who passed away in August. Heart Ministry Center has served thousands in the Omaha area providing food, healthcare and a way forward for people severely affected by poverty.

Next year, both the Omaha and Cincinnati offices will host a blood drive.

This year, the Cincinnati office is continuing its tradition of adopting local families and providing holiday gifts. The office is adopting six families in Cincinnati through Child Focus, a local organization that serves as a safety net with relationships with juvenile court, child, family and adult services, law enforcement, child care centers, schools and medical providers. Eighteen children will receive Christmas gifts because of Triage employees in the Cincinnati office.

To raise funds to purchase gifts, the Cincinnati office is raffling off a number of donated prizes, including an air fryer, a charcoal grill with tools, a rolling cooler and hammock, a bogg bag, a double zero gravity chair, a utility wagon and even ATV and Rzr rides with two Cincinnati employees. Three lucky employees will win one of the raffles’ larger prizes including two Reds opening day tickets, plus a day off, two Reds tickets for the April 25 game against the Phillies, plus the day off or a two night stay in Nashville.

Tis the season for giving, Team Triage.