Memory of the Month: the gift of life

By on April 29, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Posted in: Odds & Ends

Each month, we share an image from GEICO’s past and invite you to exercise your caption-writing skills.

I wish I had a dollar for every gallon of blood donated by GEICO associates over the years. I’m sure I’d be a comfortably retired man today!

As this 1950s photo of donors boarding a Red Cross bus to be taken to a blood drive suggests, GEICO associates have been enthusiastic blood donors for many years. These days, of course, it’s a more convenient process – for us, at least. At the corporate headquarters where I work, and at many of our other locations around the country, blood-collection organizations set up shop in our building for the day, gather the gallons and then pack up and depart. Three months later, we do it again.

Quick, efficient, pretty much painless, and we even get a free lunch from our cafeteria for our time and trouble – what’s not to like? And despite what one of our recent ads suggests, I’ve never seen any overly excited undead-looking guys in capes at our blood drives.

What do you suppose these folks were thinking as they waited to get on the bus? Let us know in the comments.