FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – On Monday, Nissan and Hyundai of Cool Springs held a blood drive.
The blood drive, in partnership with Blood Assurance, was held at the dealership located at 201 Comtide Court from 9 a.m. to noon. Around a dozen people gave blood, which has the potential to help 33 people.
Blood Assurance is a full-service regional blood center that serves 70 healthcare facilities in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia and North Carolina.
According to the nonprofit, more than 540 volunteer blood donors are needed every day to adequately supply the hospitals.
Dr. Katherine Brown, the founder of Learn CPR America, was also at the dealership Monday to provide free CPR training.
She taught CPR to 15 people while at the dealership.
Dr. Brown has taught CPR to more than 250,000 people. Her passion for CPR started when she was 16 years old because her grandmother and mother both suffered from life-threatening heart issues.
“CPR has to be a way of life. It cannot be an option. It has to be a requirement. That’s why I teach in such non-traditional places, so you’ll never know where you’ll find me cause I might show up at your door,” Dr. Brown said.