Birthday blood drive

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They say it’s better to give than receive, and I couldn’t agree more. Which is why I’m donating my birthday to the American Red Cross!

I’m hosting a SleevesUp virtual blood drive in honor of a dear friend who was recently diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.  I am asking friends and family to pledge to give blood in the next 30 days.

For those of you who already donate, I encourage you to donate platelets this time. Platelets are most commonly used for cancer patients and must be transfused within five days of donation. Because of the short shelf life, donation centers are always in need. This process takes about two hours. I scheduled my first platelet donation this month, would love for you to join me!

Together, we’ll track our pledges, cheer each other on, and, most importantly, provide a lifesaving gift for patients in need.

To get started, make your pledge by clicking the red button above, and then visit redcrossblood.org to schedule your donation appointment. You can give at a locally hosted blood drive or at a permanent Red Cross blood donation center.

The impact we can make together is the best gift I can imagine! Thanks for helping celebrate my birthday and for helping save patients.

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