TECHSOFT a Sponsor of the 2009 Pump-A-Pint Community Blood Drive
The 2009 Pump-A-Pint Community Blood Drive is gearing up for its fifth year, and TECHSOFT is proud to serve as a sponsor for this lifesaving community effort.
Pump-A-Pint, an annual blood drive competition among area businesses, will be held from May 11th through May 15th at various locations in Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, and Panama City.
TECHSOFT is maintaining and hosting the Pump-A-Pint website (www.pumpapint.com). The comprehensive site serves as a one-stop resource, with addresses, dates, and contact information for donation locations; event photos; and challenges by participating companies to stimulate competition in the hopes of increasing donor participation.
The Pump-A-Pint drive began in 2005 when the Northwest Florida Blood Center, the Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association, and several downtown groups decided to add some fun and competition to the routine blood drive. In 2007, the event received the America's Blood Centers Award for Excellence for Most Creative Blood Drive.
During the past four years, the event has grown a remarkable 70 percent. To date, the drive has collected 1,140 units of blood and helped potentially save over 3,435 lives in our area hospitals. This year's goal is to collect 650 units.