Every year, South Texas Blood & Tissue Center has the privilege of nominating local individuals, businesses and organizations for national recognition of their efforts to promote blood donations. Here are one of the nominees submitted for 2020:
Like most businesses, the oldest Ford dealership in San Antonio struggled to bring in customers during the pandemic in 2020.
But that didn’t stop dealer principal Marc Cross from saying “yes” in donating to the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center. In addition to donating blood, Cross also agreed to donate a two-year lease on a new Ford Mustang to one lucky blood donor.
At the end of the summertime promotion, five donors were selected at random from among 34,495 donors to attend an event at Jordan Ford that also included the mayor and other community leaders. The winner was a San Antonio healthcare worker who had gone to the announcement during her lunch break.