Life-Long Blood Donor "Earns" a LifeSource Water System at Central California Blood Center's 2011 Great American Blood Drive

LifeSource Water Systems help to attract 5450 blood donors in four blood drive campaigns.

Mar 25, 2011, 13:52 ET from LifeSource Water

PASADENA, Calif., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Orcutt never thought donating blood would improve his health. On the contrary, Orcutt became a regular donor to the Central California Blood Center (CCBC) to help improve the health of others. Yet, 20 years after his very first donation, Orcutt was the recipient of a LifeSource whole house water filter system at the CCBC's 2011 Great American Blood Drive.

Orcutt has regularly donated plasma to the CCBC since he moved to Fresno in 1991. In 1995, Orcutt's son Scott contracted leukemia, leading Bob to encourage others to donate blood even more. Scott is now a healthy 19-year-old who recently ran a marathon and is fund raising for the Leukemia Society.

"We are truly grateful for this gift from LifeSource and so grateful for the Central California Blood Center in the San Joaquin Valley," said Orcutt.

An innovator in providing healthy, environmentally-friendly water softener alternatives for  residents and businesses, LifeSource Water Systems has donated one of their whole house water filtration systems to be raffled off at the CCBC's Great American Blood Drive every year for the past four years.

"This drive annually comes at a very important time when our inventory is low after the holidays and a big blood drive is desperately needed," said Chris Sorensen, Director of Community Relations and Development at the CCBC. "Offering such a generous raffle item is a big attention grabber."

The Orcutt family is "really happy" with their LifeSource water system. "My 16-year-old daughter says the water tastes 'crisp,' and my wife Ann says her hair feels better," said Bob. "Our neighborhood tap water had a strong taste and odor of chlorine. No more. We are spoiled now, we love our LifeSource Water."

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About Central California Blood Center

The CCBC is the sole provider of blood and blood products for the 31 hospitals in five San Joaquin Valley County areas; Fresno, Tulare, Madera, Kings and Mariposa Counties.

About LifeSource Water:

LifeSource Water Systems, Inc. has been manufacturing and distributing eco-sensitive, health-conscious, whole house water filter systems for residential and commercial customers since 1984.

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