Church of the Brethren Virtual Blood Drive 2024

Wanda King and her father, Ivan Patterson, are frequent participants in local blood drives AND in the Annual Conference Virtual Blood Drive. In fact, Ivan has a goal of 600 blood donations by the time he is 100 - and he is nearly there! Please Join Wanda and Ivan in the Virtual Blood Drive in 2024!
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If you are not attending the 2024 Church of the Brethren Annual Conference, you can still participate in the Blood Drive by donating locally as part of the VIRTUAL BLOOD DRIVE. We will note the number of in-person AND local donations in the Annual Conference Blood Drive totals.

All you need to do is:
– Pledge today to give blood by clicking on the red banner above. Or let Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM) know of your intention (contact info below)
– Find a local blood drive (www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive OR through your local blood services agency) and make an appointment to donate between June 1 and July 31, 2024.
– Let BDM know (through this portal or an email/phone call to BDM) that you followed through with your pledge. This is the only way we will know of, and be able to count, your donation.
– Take a photo, if you can, to encourage others.

It’s that easy!

By the way, did you know that . . .
• 1 pint of blood can save 3 lives!
• Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries.
• Approximately 29,000 units of red blood cells, and nearly 5,000 units of platelets and 6.500 units of plasma are needed every day in the U. S.
• Only about 3% of age-eligible people donate blood yearly.

Brethren Disaster Ministries: 800-451-4407; 410-635-8731; [email protected]