African-American physician, Dr. Charles R. Drew famously pioneered work on blood banking and blood plasma in the 1930’s and ‘40s. Only 5% of donors in America today are African-American*. Matching donors to recipients is critical for treatment of diseases which disproportionately affect African-Americans, such as Sickle Cell Anemia**. We must preserve our legacy of diversifying the blood products supply!
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated South Atlantic Region Cluster V is proud to sponsor the #LegacyFlowsThroughMe Challenge throughout the month of February 2021.
How You Can Help:
1. Be a Champion…Use our FB posts, frame & banner designs, then share, share, share!
2. Be a Donor…Click the Pledge Button. Enter your chapter name in the comments section. Find your local donation center to give.
3. Be an Influence…Keep the love flowing with donation pics and LFTM honoree dedication…or, grace us with your story of receiving blood or plasma! Remember…Add #LegacyFlowsThroughMe