The Carlson Law Firm’s Aug. 27 blood-drive broke a longstanding record for the Baylor Scott & White Blood Center. Organizers in the Killeen office held the event ahead of the Labor Day weekend because of the National Safety Council’s latest predictions for fatal car crashes over the weekend.
In total, the law firm collected 22 units, surpassing a 14 unit record set in 2014 for a first-time blood drive.
The need for blood in Central Texas is at an all-time high. This is in part because of recent tragedies in the state and the summer months being slow for blood donation. Low blood supply before the deadly holiday weekend required immediate action.
“When we heard this news, we decided that we needed to do our part and help our community,” said Carlson Law Firm Event Coordinator Susie Williams. “We put a plan into action to get our employees and the community involved in saving a life.”
The increase in car travel makes Labor Day one of the deadliest holidays. On average, about 400 people lose their lives in car crashes over the much-coveted three-day weekend. According to the Red Cross, a single accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.
“Our clients often come to us after they’ve been seriously injured in a crash,” said Managing Partner Craig Carlson. “As a firm, we recognize that many of our clients wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for the supply in our local blood banks. The Carlson Law Firm isn’t just dedicated to helping car crash victims in the aftermath of a crash, we want them to know we’re here to support even in the ways they can’t see.”
Carlson Cares is the charitable arm of The Carlson Law Firm. The Carlson Law Firm has made it a point to continue to invest in building strong relationships with our communities. We believe that promoting personal care and community service is one of the most important components to properly serve our clients. With 12 locations statewide, we are committed to improving the quality of life for everyone in our state. For over 40 years, we have handled countless personal injury cases and assisted many injured victims in rebuilding their lives after tragedy.