For the third straight year, Memphis Light, Gas and Water has been honored by Lifeblood as its "Lifesaver of the Year", which is presented to the organization that collects the most blood among all groups in the Memphis area. MLGW employees donated 700 units of blood in 2011, making it the top donor organization in the Memphis area. Potentially, Lifeblood could save up to 2,800 lives with these MLGW blood donations, as one unit of blood can save up to four lives. MLGW has been Lifeblood's leading donor since 2009.
Lifeblood is the Memphis region’s only non-profit volunteer blood center, dedicated to meeting the needs of patients, healthcare facilities, medical professionals and the community at large. Lifeblood supplies more than 100,000 units of blood and blood products for local patient transfusion. MLGW is the leading corporate blood donor among organizations in the surrounding states of Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.lifeblood.org or call 1-888-LIFEBLOOD.