Atlanta Office Receives Atlanta Red Cross LifeBoard Awards

August 17, 2012

McGuireWoods’ Atlanta office received three awards at the July 31 annual luncheon and awards presentation for companies participating in the Atlanta LifeBoard of the American Red Cross.

The office received a Site Award and a Sponsor Award for exceeding its 2011-2012 annual goal for blood donation. The Atlanta office’s blood drives collected 149 pints, surpassing its goal of 132 pints.

The office also received the Atlanta Corporate Bloodhound Award, which is the most prestigious award given by the Atlanta LifeBoard each year and recognizes the company with the highest percentage participation in its sponsored blood drives. The Atlanta office had a 175 percent participation rate in its four 2011-2012 blood drives.

McGuireWoods’ blood drive committee was able to do this by recruiting donors from other tenants in the Promenade II building, where the firm’s Atlanta office is located, as well as from outside the building. McGuireWoods was specially recognized by the Atlanta LifeBoard for pioneering this approach amongst the major Atlanta Red Cross blood drive sponsors.

McGuireWoods is the first law firm to receive the Bloodhound Award and the Atlanta office won it in its first year participating in the Atlanta LifeBoard.