The Intergenerational Schools are a community of lifelong learners committed to being spirited citizens. Our students, staff, families, and volunteers engage in action oriented endeavors that contribute to the well being of others. As a community of mostly black individuals, sickle cell disease is an issue we are committed to raising awareness around.
Blood donors who are Black play a critical role in helping people with sickle cell disease, the most common genetic blood disease in the U.S. Patients with the disease may rely on regular blood transfusions throughout their lives to help prevent sickle cell complications, such as organ and tissue damage, severe pain, and strokes. It is essential that the blood they receive be the most compatible match possible, which generally comes from someone of the same race or similar ethnicity.
This year’s Black History Month theme is Health and Wellness. We cannot think of a better way to celebrate other than committing to donating blood. Make a difference in someone’s life, Donate Today!