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.
Especially considering the current Coronavirus pandemic, it is more important than ever to be donating blood. Every time I flip on the news, there’s a report about it. I’ve also been reading about the current state of blood shortages given the pandemic.
I created the hashtag #COVID192021 to reference COVID 19 itself, 20 people that I am asking for a pledge/donation, and my 21st birthday.
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. Thanks for helping celebrate my birthday and for helping save patient lives with your generous gift. Please pledge to give blood today!