Every two seconds someone in America needs blood, and each blood donation has the power to save as many as three lives.
Nationwide has taken this mission to heart, making blood donation a central part of our Corporate Citizenship program.
Since our first blood drive in 1944, Nationwide employees have taken pride in our commitment to helping maintain an adequate blood supply, and we partner with community blood donation organizations to make it convenient and easy to participate. Last year, Nationwide employees donated more than 17,000 units of blood at onsite blood drives hosted at Nationwide employment centers across the country.
In 1995, to show our steadfast support of this program, we opened the first full-time corporate on-site American Red Cross blood donor center in the country. As a result, associates at our headquarters contribute approximately 8% of the blood supply in Central Ohio.
Since 2007, the Nationwide Insurance Foundation has funded nine new bloodmobiles: two for the LifeServe Blood Center in Iowa and seven for the American Red Cross. These vehicles enable health-care workers to travel to various sites to collect blood.