The American Red Cross announced we are dealing with an emergency nationwide blood shortage. They are seeing its lowest blood inventory recorded since 2015 and could use your help! The American Red Cross said that the shortage is coming at a time when they need the emergency supply the most. Donated blood helps supply hospitals with an emergency stock should they need it, and the demand has exceeded the supply. Donation centers are urging those who are able, to donate.
We are pleased to expand our relationship with the American Red Cross, through our ECAR Sleeves Up Campaign. From September 29, 2021 – October 31, 2021 we are encouraging all ECAR members, their families, and friends to pledge to give blood at a Red Cross donation site local to them.
Did you know you can even donate after you’ve had your COVID-19 vaccine? If you got Moderna or Pfizer you’re good after two days, Johnson and Johnson is two weeks.
How it works:
Pledge to donate through the ECAR Sleeves Up Campaign between 9/29/21 – 10/31/21 on the red “Pledge to Give Blood” button on the top right of this page.
After you complete your pledge, you will be automatically taken to the Red Cross online scheduling system where you can make an appointment for a blood drive near you! To view your COVID antibody test and schedule future donations, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Submit details and a photo from your donation event to [email protected] and be sure to use the hashtag #cando on your social media channels.