Earlier this week Suburban Propane joined forces with our longtime national partner, the American Red Cross to host a blood drive in Boston, MA to boost awareness and encourage blood donations to support patients battling sickle cell disease. Willie Gross, Boston’s first African American police commissioner, attended the event in support of Suburban Propane and the American Red Cross.

This collaboration allows us to educate the local community about sickle cell disease and collect blood donations that can treat individuals who suffer from this disease. The endeavor is part of our SuburbanCares initiative which is dedicated to supporting community efforts across the United States.

“We are always honored to lend a hand to our partners at the American Red Cross, and today’s blood drive promoting sickle cell awareness is especially rewarding,” said Nandini Sankara, Spokesperson at Suburban Propane. “A single sickle cell patient can require up to 100 units of blood each year to treat complications from their disease, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to provide our support and encourage all available donors to join us in giving the gift of lifesaving blood.”

We’d like to thank everyone who attended the blood drive and supported raising awareness about sickle cell disease. Donors who participated in the event received a Red Cross first aid kit, courtesy of Suburban Propane.

Left to Right: Nandini Sankara, Spokesperson, Suburban Propane; Willie Gross, Boston, Massachusetts’ first African American police commissioner; and Holly Grant, CEO, the American Red Cross of Massachusetts, hold first-aid donor kits courtesy of Suburban Propane, at a blood drive promoting sickle cell disease awareness.