National Blood Drive
National Donor Day is one of the largest annual awareness events, it is celebrated on February 14th across the transplant community. Most people know this day as Valentine’s Day and, in the spirit of love and doing good for others, this year CKF and several nonprofits across the U.S. have teamed up to host a collection of blood drives across the country to help with the current blood shortage, given the unfortunate circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and the strain, it’s put on hospitals and transplant centers nationwide.
This event aims to bring the transplant community together as one to spread a unified message to register as organ donors. Donating blood is an easy and simple commitment to help save a life and can start the conversation of organ, eye, and tissue donation. Blood transfusions are used for transplants and therefore tackling the current national blood shortage is critical for the transplant community. Through acts such as blood drives, we can introduce the topic of organ donation to the general public without overwhelming or intimidating attendees.
Partnering with other nonprofits and OPO’s is critical to help empower the message and spread the impact of this event across the entire USA.
This year’s event will be run as a hybrid with participants having the option to attend an in-person blood drive or donate through our virtual blood drives with Vitalant and Red Cross! Please register here and then just head to your nearest location!