The American Red Cross faces historically low blood supply levels not seen in more than a decade---there aren’t enough donors to keep up with hospital demand. Why don’t more people donate blood? One of the most common reasons cited is that they “never thought about it.” In fact, once every two seconds someone in the United States needs lifesaving blood---from patients battling cancer, victims of trauma, or infants born too early, the need for blood is constant.
We’re asking you to join us in a Sleeves Up Virtual Blood Drive, as we seek to “Meet the Need.” Getting involved is simple:
- Visit our Campaign Page HERE and pledge during the month of January to donate blood
- You’ll be routed to https://redcrossblood.org where you can make an appointment to donate at any Red Cross blood drive---select a date and time that are convenient for you
- If you’re a social media user and want to help share the message about blood donation, use the hashtag #Every2For22
One unit of blood can save up to three lives, so in celebration of January being National Blood Donor Month and in recognition of our founder, Clara Barton’s 200th
birthday, our goal is to touch 200 lives through the gift of lifesaving blood. This means we need 67 blood donors, people like you and me, to roll up their sleeves.