Donating blood is one of the most selfless acts. Your efforts could help people from all different backgrounds, with different stories, across the world.
Blood donors who are African-American in particular 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. It is essential that the blood they receive be the most compatible match possible, from someone of the same race or similar ethnicity.
Today, there aren’t enough blood donors to meet many urgent needs. By donating blood, you can make a difference in the life of a patient with sickle cell disease, or moms with complicated childbirths, people fighting cancer, accident or trauma victims being raced to emergency rooms, and many more.
In support of sickle cell awareness and IQVIA’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we are partnering with the American Red Cross on blood drive events. They are in critical need of African American donors to help patients battling this disease get the treatments they need. We hope that with your efforts we can continue towards a more equitable healthcare system and help underrepresented communities get the care they deserve.
A diverse blood supply is extremely important, especially for populations who are underserved by healthcare systems. It is critical that people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds donate.
Please help us by pledging today and make sure to take photos and tag us on social media by using the hashtag #iqviasicklecellfighters
Visit this site to find a blood drive near you: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html