INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (February 5, 2013) Indiana Blood Center is partnering with Girl Scouts of Central Indiana for Thin Mints for a Cause blood drives on Friday, Feb. 8. Everyone who participates will receive a box of Thin Mint cookies, while supplies last, in honor of the first ever National Girl Scout Cookie Day.
Each of Indiana Blood Centers nine donor centers around the state will be open for Thin Mints for a Cause blood drives on Feb. 8 from 7 a.m. 4 p.m. The event will celebrate the Girl Scouts cookie program, the largest girl-led business in the world.
Id venture a guess that few non-profits are as synonymous with cookies as the Girl Scouts and Indiana Blood Center. We are known for the cookies we offer after blood donation and the Girl Scouts for their annual cookie sales, said Shannon Jordan, director of marketing for Indiana Blood Center. Coming together helps mark the first National Girl Scout Cookie Day while offering our donors a much-deserved thanks for saving a life through blood donation.
Indiana Blood Center donors raise their sleeves to ensure there is a ready supply for patients who need it. Indiana Blood Center must see 620 donors every day to meet the demand of more than 60 hospitals throughout Indiana.
The need for blood is all around us, from lifesaving surgeries to treating cancer, and many of the recipients may be Girl Scouts and their families, said Deborah Hearn Smith, CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. Teaming up with Indiana Blood Center is a natural partnership to help motivate donations as community service is a cornerstone of Girl Scouts.
Appointments are encouraged as openings to donate may fill up quickly. To schedule an appointment for a Thin Mints for a Cause blood drive, visit donorpoint.org. Girl Scouts Thin Mints consistently rank in the top three cookies sold in the U.S.