Monarch Country Club Hosts Community Blood Drive
Members of Monarch Country Club typically visit the Club on a Saturday to relax and play a round of golf, but on April 25, they came together to help the community. The Club, located in Palm City, Florida, partnered with OneBlood to host a blood drive attended by 47 members who signed up and walk-ins from the community.
Three mobile buses were onsite in the clubhouse parking lot to collect a total of 35 pints of blood. For communities with stay at home mandates, giving blood is permitted as an essential community service. “Many of them like to donate regularly and they were finding it difficult to make that happen,” said Kathleen Jones, the Monarch Country Club general manager. “This is a larger initiative that we have with ClubCorp nationwide where we have partnered with the Red Cross and OneBlood to help with the worldwide pandemic and the need for blood.”
Blood banks like OneBlood and The Red Cross are experiencing a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations because of school and business closures. The blood drives being hosted at ClubCorp clubs around the country, including Monarch Country Club, will help them maintain a sufficient blood supply for the weeks and months to come. It’s just one of the ways ClubCorp and its members are giving back to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.