By Judy Graham-Weaver, Community Engagement
- Delta People and the community donated a record 14,743 units of blood in fiscal year 2022 (year-end June 30)
- The company hosted 350 blood drives across 76 locations system wide
- 14 new blood drive locations were added in the past year
Delta people’s steadfast commitment to life-giving blood drives made the airline the No. 1 corporate blood sponsor of the American Red Cross for a fifth consecutive year, with employees, retirees and customers contributing a record 14,743 units of blood in fiscal year 2022.
Giving blood has remained essential, and the need remains high as the blood supply is often at its lowest during the summer months. One important change to the Delta blood drive program has been the addition of community blood drives and partnering with our sponsorship team for joint drives with Atlanta sports teams that Delta sponsors, like the Braves, the Hawks and United.
“Donating blood is a selfless and special way to make a lifesaving difference, and we are so very grateful to Delta and their employees for their continued support of our mission,” said Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross. “It’s the blood already on the shelves that helps in times of emergency, and thanks to Delta’s unwavering dedication, we are able to ensure hospital patients have access to essential blood products whenever and wherever they are needed.”
“Delta people came together to overcome remarkable challenges over the past year, and Delta finished strong again this year in our mission to save lives. The fact that we finished at a record 14,743 units is another example of the Delta Difference alive and well,” said Tad Hutcheson, Managing Director – Community Engagement. “Thank you to all the Delta people who make a difference and roll up their sleeves to give blood to help save lives all year long, and a special thank you to our blood drive program leaders for their commitment to making every drive count.”
Throughout the 2022 fiscal year, Delta hosted 350 blood drives across a record 76 locations and added 14 new drive locations expanding our support in the communities where we live, work and serve.
In addition to blood donations, Delta is an Annual Disaster Giving Program donor at the $1 million level, allowing the American Red Cross to be strategic and proactive in disaster response. The American Red Cross is Delta's longest standing not-for-profit partnership dating back to World War II.