“To see their faces light up when I explained the life saving donations they give is priceless,” says Immune Deficiency Foundation volunteer Bill Hindin, “It gives their donations meaning and purpose.”
Bill spoke to plasma donors at the BioLife Plasma Center in Sheboygan, WI June 25. He truly enjoys this type of community outreach.
“I volunteer my time simply because it feels great to let the donors and staff know what a godsend they are to our community,” explains Bill, “This awareness makes their jobs have meaning … Our community can't thank them enough.”
BioLife Plasma Services Assistant Manager Jennifer Mares and Regional Marketing Representative Cassie Murray welcomed Bill to the center, which he visited once before in 2010. Touring the facility showed him how they take extreme care to ensure that the donations are carefully logged and processed.
Bill found that his discussions with staff members were very rewarding, “After presenting the ABCs of our disease and talking about my experiences, there were some terrific questions. They had a keen interest in our disease and what life is like living with it.”
Bill encourages others to volunteer their time with the IDF Plasma Center Partners Program, “This is an easy and extremely gratifying way to become involved and has immediate feedback to us. These are really the people on the ‘front lines’ in our treatment.”
Thank you to Bill and BioLife Plasma Services! Click here to learn more about IDF’s Plasma Center Partners Program.