South San Francisco, CA October 8, 2019 by Elizabeth Nisperos, Guest Contributor
You don’t have to see movies to experience superheroes who save lives. I sighted real SSF superheroes on September 24, 2019 from 9 am to 3pm at the Council Chambers at 33 Arroyo, SSF. The Red Cross superheroes are blood donors whose gestures of love can support up to three lives.
I received an email from Red Cross to host a blood drive.
Doesn’t the City of South San Francisco (Sponsor Code: SSF) have one? For years I donated at my workplace and also during emergencies where my rare blood type was needed. I wanted to donate at SSF but the cutoff time was at 2:45 pm.
The people in photos Sgt. David Kelman, Amanda Parker, volunteer Jeanette Harper were not preselected but whoever was there at the moment I arrived at the site. I was happy to see a real police officer who not only protect our community but also participates in a life giving donation. They gave permission to get their photos taken. It was nice to see Austin from Parks and Recreation(he helped me in a calligraphy fundraiser years ago). Austin asked from Jeanette the list of names of the blood donors(Red Cross calls them superstars and superheroes) . I heard most of the donors are SSF city employees , firefighters and policemen.
I jokingly said to Amanda that blood donors are better lovers. See story in ESC , click here.