Celebrating being alive, by saving lives!

Pro Tips about Blood Donation!
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Hi All,

Coming up August 5, I’m turning 44, yes, 44. Not sure how that happened, but grateful nonetheless.

To celebrate my birthday, I’m hosting a SleevesUp virtual blood drive with a goal of collecting 44 units of lifesaving blood in the month of August.

Donating is easy – check out the Pro Tips video. The whole process takes about one hour and can save up to 3 lives – kids with cancer, accident victims and moms with complications giving birth to name just a few. Bet you know someone who’s received blood too.

You’re all kind, generous souls, so click on the red button above to make your pledge and visit redcrossblood.org to schedule your donation appointment. Plus, if you’re planning to visit the Minnesota State Fair, we’ll be there every day collecting blood in an air conditioned bus!

Can’t give blood for health or travel reasons? Please recruit someone to give in your place. You feel good, they feel good, the person who receives the blood feels REALLY good – it’s a win-win-win.

Plus, you give – you get. As if saving lives isn’t enough, everyone who donates as part of this drive will get a little birthday thank you gift from me. Feel free to share this blood drive with your connections to help reach the goal.

Thanks for helping me celebrate my birthday by helping others have more birthdays too.

With gratitude,


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