AvaHeart Virtual Blood Drive 2022 – Team: We’re So Vein

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The American Red Cross says the nation is facing its worst blood shortage in more than a decade, citing a drop in blood drives due to the pandemic.​

The National Blood Crisis is threatening patient care and forcing doctors to make tough choices about who can receive blood transfusions. The Red Cross — which provides some 40% of the blood supply in the US — has had less than a one-day supply of critical blood types since the beginning of 2022 and has had to limit blood product distributions to hospitals. At times, up to one-quarter of hospital blood needs are not being met.​

That’s why the Avalara Marketing team has come together to support our local community, hospitals and frontline medical teams with a virtual blood drive kicking off on Valentine’s Day through the end of February. When you pledge to donate, you will be provided resources to either donate blood or volunteer at a local blood bank near you.

Bu supporting team “We’re So Vein,” you are helping us reach a goal in friendly coworker competition to see who can get the most donation pledges in February.

AvaHeart and help us reach our goal!

We encourage you to share with your social networks using the hashtags: #AvaHeartBloodDrive​ and #SoVein

Final Day to Pledge

Posted on: February 28, 2022

The #AvaHeart Virtual Blood Drive ends Monday, February 28. If you haven’t pledged yet, I hope you will consider supporting my team . We can only do it with your help. Learn more and pledge here.

P.S. Don’t worry if you are unable to donate blood. There are plenty of ways to honor your pledge: you can pledge an ally donor, volunteer at a blood bank, make a monetary donation to red cross or share it on your social media profiles. :hearts: