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!
In lieu of gifts this year, I’m hosting a SleevesUp virtual blood drive and asking friends and family to pledge to give blood in the next 30 days. Together, we’ll track our pledges, cheer each other on, and, most importantly, provide a lifesaving gift for patients in need.
If it weren’t for blood donations, Arya wouldn’t be here. She received several transfusions her first weeks on this earth and I am so grateful to donors everywhere. Giving blood is such a simple thing a person can do yet less than 10% of eligible donors contribute and the need is constant. I hate needles as much as the next person but if a little discomfort on my end for a few seconds can give someone life, I will absolutely do it! How about trying it just once so you can see for yourself that it’s not that bad?
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 patient lives with your generous gift. Please pledge to give blood today!