FCR Partners With American Red Cross for Blood Donations


ROSEBURG, OR – February 2, 2015

FCR, the premier provider of outsourced live agent call center and business process solutions, announced today that it is collaborating with the American Red Cross during the month of February to increase local blood donations. The initiative is part of FCR’s ongoing efforts to help the local communities through its Community Alliance Team (C.A.T.).

ARC_Logo_Bttn_Horiz_RGB“Each of our call center sites in Roseburg, Grants Pass, Coos Bay, and Veneta will be hosting blood drives throughout the month of February,” said Katheryn Carnahan, COO of FCR. “This is a great way to give to those who are in critical need of blood supplies.”

Red Cross blood drive workers taking a blood donation. Photo Credit: Minnesota National Guard.

“Blood supplies are always at critically low levels in the United States so there is always a need for blood donors. Just one pint of blood can save up to three people, and our goal is to get as many donations as we can to help save lives,” said Sonya Stalberger, Vice President of Call Center Operations. “We are very pleased to partner with an organization like the American Red Cross and to make a real impact in our community.”

“The American Red Cross will be at every one of our call center facilities to provide the qualified personnel who will confidentially screen donors, collect the blood donations, and to ensure professional and safety procedures are followed,” said Lori Ann Sullivan, Director of HR at FCR.  “We anticipate a minimum of 200 blood donors to come from our colleagues and the public at large.”

According to the American Red Cross, someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds, and more than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day. Blood donations are not only needed in emergencies, but also for people affected by diseases like Sickle Cell Anemia, Cancer, Hemophilia, liver diseases, and for common surgical procedures.

FCR’s contact centers will host the blood drives on the following dates and site locations:

Circle_Consumer_Sticker_Large-[Converted]February 3rd
10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Veneta Contact Center
24989 Highway 126
Veneta, OR 97487

February 6th
10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Coos Bay Contact Center
161 Anderson Avenue
Coos Bay, OR 97420

February 9th
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Grants Pass Contact Center
333 SW 5th St., 2nd Floor
Grants Pass, OR 97526

February 13th
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Roseburg Base Camp I
406 NE Winchester St
Roseburg, OR 97470

February 26th
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Roseburg Base Camp I
406 NE Winchester St
Roseburg, OR 97470

FCR and the American Red Cross welcome walk-in donations, but members of the public are encouraged to sign up for an appointment online at redcrossblood.org due to anticipated high turnout. Those signing up online can use the sponsor code of:  FirstCall .

For more information about the blood donation process, potential donors are encouraged to visit redcrossblood.org.