On Friday, January 17, the Blood Center of Wisconsin conducted a blood drive at the Milwaukee Center, the same building as Hupy and Abraham’s main office. In order to support the Blood Center’s mission, Hupy and Abraham allowed employees to donate blood on work time.
After being encouraged to donate, twenty Hupy and Abraham employees took the time to give blood and help save lives. Hupy and Abraham’s partners encouraged employees, who help injured people every day, to participate in the blood drive to save even more lives. Often times, car accident victims need blood transfusions to survive.
Each day, patients in more than 50 local hospitals served by the Blood Center of Wisconsin need approximately 800 units of blood. One person can save up to three lives by donating just one pint of blood.
Although giving blood might seem intimidating, several employees described the process as “painless” and said it only took 45 minutes to complete. The process involves answering some questions, waiting a few minutes for blood to be drawn, and then resting and eating snacks to raise blood sugar levels to recuperate.
As a personal injury law firm, Hupy and Abraham is always proactively looking for ways to save lives. The Milwaukee Center holds quarterly blood drives in which Hupy and Abraham employees will be paid work time to participate. The firm looks to increase participation, thus saving more lives, in future drives. Hupy and Abraham also encourages their partners, clients and friends to donate blood if they get the chance to do so.