Blood saves the lives of people in our own community who have suffered from trauma and cancer. Its a powerful treatment for those who suffer from sickle cell disease, alleviating such intense pain that kids compare it to broken glass coursing through their veins. And through the transfusion of Convalescent plasma, a component of whole blood which contains antibodies for diseases like COVID-19, is proving to be an effective treatment for the most severely ill from COVID-19.
Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. You can be proud to know that you will be saving up to 3 lives every time you donate.
In the spirit of ICL’s Global ESG week, this is just one way that you can volunteer in your community by giving your donation of blood. Please roll up your sleeve, pledge to donate and make an appointment by the end of October by going to www.redcrossblood.org. As a bonus, Red Cross will automatically test your donation for COVID-19 antibodies! Send us a selfie of you to the ICL Americas hashtag #ICLESG2020. Don’t delay. Make your appointment today! Thank you for giving.