Teamsters 986 Sets Record for the City of Hope

Friday, May 4, 2012

The staff and members of Teamsters Local 986 participated in a blood drive for the City of Hope on April 29, 2012. The City of Hope received a record 132 pints of blood which was donated by our members, family and friends.

City of Hope is recognized worldwide for its compassionate patient care, innovative science and translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies.

For nearly 100 years, City of Hope’s pioneering research has brought the world closer to cures for many life-threatening diseases, from cancer to diabetes.

Compassion drives their innovation. Every discovery they make and new treatment they develop gives patients the chance to live longer, better and more fully.
As an independent medical and research institution, they can break through the barriers that traditionally stand between scientists and physicians, accelerating the application of laboratory findings to more effective treatments. They work with urgency because time matters.

Patients with cancer need better options today, not next week or next year.

For many people, City of Hope is where hope begins.

Teamsters Local 986 is proud to work with the City of Hope on future blood drives to provide life saving blood for their patients and to further their research to find a cure for cancer.