Cynthia’s Birthday Blood drive

Let's give the gift of more birthdays to others!
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Tomorrow is never promised! Today is my 54th birthday, and I am so thankful to be here. I am deciding to save 3 people by donating blood on my birthday. I think of it as I am here, I am alive, and if I am able to save 3 people by donating just 1 pint of my blood, then I am DOING IT! After all, my blood gets replenished naturally in a short period of time. There are so many people in need of our blood to actually survive. I am so glad that I have the ability to help others, especially on my birthday. I choose to give the gift of life. Please join me.

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 4 weeks. Together, we’ll track our pledges, cheer each other on, and, most importantly, provide a lifesaving gift for patients in need.

To get started, make your pledge by clicking the red button above, and then visit 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!

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