June 16, 2021 American Red Cross logo

What if you or someone you love needed a blood transfusion?

Could your doctor or another health care provider get it to you in time?

Nephron Pharmaceuticals wants to make sure that happens.

The Lexington County company has donated a new Dodge ProMaster 3500 to the American Red Cross of SC to collect and deliver life-saving blood.

It will also be used to bring supplies to disaster victims. 

 Nephron CEO Lou Kennedy, a Red Cross board member, said someone in the US needs blood every 2 seconds.

She said the vehicle will deliver blood to hospitals across the state.

“It is the blood on the shelf that helps people in need,” she said. 

Red Cross of SC CEO Rod Tolbert said, “A vehicle like this in our fleet will help us have a more prepared hurricane season. 

“We can also canteen and feed people off these vehicles.”

Read the entire story at The Lexington Chronicle.