When the pandemic struck, here’s how our team made a life-saving impact
In the Spring of 2020, the Entire World Changed
The U.S. was in lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic. The healthcare space was in crisis. Our team was navigating the new work-from-home reality. Amidst the world upheaval, one thing was top of mind for our Sunbelt sales team — they wanted to make a positive impact in their communities. “We make a life-saving impact every day with our products.
But, during this time of crisis, we knew we wanted to do more,” said Barbara Taylor, regional sales manager. In April 2020, Barbara started brainstorming with her team about how they could use the volunteer day off that Melinta provides annually to all employees. With travel restricted, they needed a cause that was locally accessible for all team members across Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi. And, they needed to be able to volunteer safely with social distancing.
Our team is small, but we’re able to make such a big impact. I can’t wait to see what we do next.
Barbara Taylor, Regional Sales Manager
“At the time, the Red Cross was in such short supply of blood and advertising so much about their blood drives,” Barbara said. “And, we’re so connected to our hospitals and physicians that we were naturally inclined to try to find a way to give back in the healthcare space. We wanted to help patients in any way we could.”
They identified mobile Red Cross blood drives near everyone on the team. And, in April 2020, our Sunbelt sales team collectively gave 10 pints of blood across several states in the southern U.S. “Everyone here at Melinta is just so committed to patients and physicians. I’ve been in this industry for 33 years and never felt this level of passion with any other company,” Barbara said. “We help save lives in our work, and it really lifted our spirits to be able to come together and help save lives by donating blood too.” Barbara and her team are currently organizing the second annual blood drive to continue supporting the Red Cross and their communities.