Here in Tucson, it’s important to do things that support our community and our customers. That’s why every year we get involved in the annual blood drive for Sean Coleman.
This annual blood drive is held on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, that date falls on November 25th. Come down and donate at our location at 7181 E. Tanque Verde Rd from 9am to 2pm that day. It’s a way that each of you can help us provide others in the community with the support they need.
Our Co-Owner, Dan Colman, has been doing this blood drive with the American Red Cross since 2003. It is a way honor his son Sean Coleman whose life was saved by a blood transfusion after he had a heart transplant when he was just four months old. After he was born, Sean was diagnosed with a heart defect that leads to the thickening of the heart walls. Eventually, this condition limits what the heart can do.
This same condition was found in Sean’s older brother, Patrick, at 13 months. However, doctors were not able to save him. Sean was placed on a transplant waiting list in hopes of surviving.
Fortunately, a heart was located and he became the youngest heart transplant patient at University Medical Center. Today, Sean is an active young man who is living life to the fullest.
Don and his wife, Danielle Coleman, show their appreciation to all those who donate by giving a free dozen roses to each person who donates blood during this annual blood drive. It’s important to always show others just how much you value their efforts, especially when it is giving of yourself in the form of a blood donation.
Last year, 70 people from the surrounding Tucson community donated blood. We’d love to beat this turnout on November 25th
If you do plan to come out and donate, we suggest eating a small meal first and drinking plenty of water. Bring your photo ID, wear a short-sleeved shirt, and don’t exercise or lift heavy items after donating.
See you November 25th!