As the temperatures heat up and families hit the roads and lakes, it’s inevitable that more accidents will occur. At the same time blood donations are needed most, they’ll be coming in more slowly for the same reason — potential donors are busy traveling. This June dairy farmers across the region are making a difference, just in time for June Dairy Month.
Dairy Max is proud to be partnering with Carter BloodCare, Coffee Memorial Blood Center, Oklahoma Blood Institute and United Blood Services of New Mexico to present “Give a Pint, Get a Pint.” This program is just one example of how dairy producers are showcasing their passion for people in the Our Land, Our Cows, Our Passion dairy image program. Dairy farm families are known for their stewardship of the land and for the great care given to their animals, but their care for people and their passion for communities run deep.
“Give a Pint, Get a Pint” gives donors a pint of milk with each donation, along with other dairy-promoting items like a Dairy MAX t-shirt. They also get to keep the logo-stamped stress cow used during the actual donation.
“National Dairy Month is a time where we celebrate the dairy farmer and talk to the public about this hard working group of people who work every day to provide those dairy products that we love on our tables,” Susan Allen, who works in industry image and relations for Dairy Max says, adding that dairy farmers’ community involvement goes hand in hand with events like blood drives.
“A big component of milk is water, and so that is really important for hydration,” Allen explains. After you give blood you have to rehydrate more than normal throughout the day. Milk is especially rejuvenating after you give blood.” So this June, raise your glass of milk to lives saved and dairy promoted.
Dairy Max Press Release