Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. In addition, in the midst of coronavirus-19, thousands of patients are in urgent need of help from blood and platelet donors to maintain a sufficient blood supply for weeks to come. The Red Cross follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need.
“You can still go out and give blood. We’re worried about potential blood shortages in the future. Social distancing does not have to mean social disengagement.” – U.S. Surgeon General
With your pledge to donate blood in the future, the thousands of individuals looking for a donor can receive the much-needed blood, potentially saving their lives. Be a part of the SleevesUp movement, and donate blood to save lives.