Aquesta Bank hosted a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Thursday, May 21 in an effort to save lives of those in need in the Lake Norman community. The Red Cross BloodMobile was on site at Aquesta Bank’s headquarters building from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM Thursday with nurses on staff to meet with volunteers willing to donate.
32 volunteers donated their blood during the day with 12 of those being first time blood donors. The process took 4-5 minutes per donor, and was painless for the majority of participants. “Over 29 pints of blood were collected on Thursday at the bank,” said a Red Cross representative on-site. “That equates to over 87 lives in our community that Aquesta bank helped to save.”
Blood donors were given coupons for free pizzas from Donato’s Pizza in Davidson along with refreshments, but those items offered at the bank didn’t equate to the satisfaction donors received from knowing they helped to save a life.
“We were very pleased with the turn-out,” said Engel, “and we will continue to support the American Red Cross in any way we can.” Aquesta Bank has made this an annual event. “We’re a small bank, making a very big difference in the community,” said Engel.
Aquesta Bank is a community bank dedicated to providing quality, personalized banking for the Lake Norman area. Aquesta offers no-cost use of any ATM nationwide, free remote deposit services, online banking/money management, and competitive rates, and has branches in Cornelius and Davidson, NC.
For more information on Aquesta Bank, please contact Lauren Furcht, Director of Marketing at (704) 439-4335 or visit our website at www.aquesta.com.