Local FedEx courier delivers up to 30 boxes of blood donations a day to help those in need

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — With the recent surge of the delta variant, The Red Cross continues to face challenges with blood supply but one local FedEx worker is doing her part to help out.

“Five boxes is actually a really light day, typically it’s anywhere from 25-30 so I have to make sure there’s plenty of room in my truck because obviously want all of those boxes to go out on time,” Fedex courier Margo Westcott said.

Westcott has been taking the time to pick up blood donations from the American Red Cross and make sure they get safely into the hands of health care professionals.

“I have friends and family who have needed transfusion so the way I see it is if I can donate and help donate and contribute to other people and make sure they supple is there for them, their friends and family as well as my friends and family then i am more than happy to make that contribution,” Westcott said.

Westcott has also been donating blood for about 10 years. Her work helps people from across the country, including Jalen Matthews, who currently lives in Kentucky and was diagnosed with sickle cell disease at birth.

“I had my first sickle cell crisis when i was 10 and it was just a really painful episode,” Matthews said.

She like so many others depend on the blood that gets delivered to the hospitals and couldn’t be more grateful for the work that Margo is doing.

“I could be laid up in the hospital, weak, tired and in pain all of the time and nobody wants to feel like that,” Matthews said. “Nobody wants to be in pain all the time so for them to put in the extra work that they do i am really grateful.”

As for Margo, she says it’s something she wouldn’t even think twice about doing knowing her work will help and could even save a life.

“The way I see it I’m just doing my job and i feel like anybody would be proud to be in this position,” Westcott said.