Come one, come all, let’s go #SleevesUp in July!
While improving mental health is one of the main themes of the work we do here at Pyx, there are also ways we can help people in our communities with their physical health. We want to encourage Pyx to embrace discomfort by doing something that might be new or unfamiliar to you – donating blood!
Blood donations are crucial to helping people survive surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Donations are ALWAYS needed to ensure there is not a shortage when people need it most. “When you give, others live.” This is why we will be running an in-person (Tucson) and virtual (everywhere!) blood drive during the month of July!
Schedule your blood donation during the week July 24th – July 30th (or any time during July if that works better for you) to participate. We’ll track how many blood donations we make, and how many lives we’re helping with our donations. We’re shooting for 25 donations, but exceeding our goal would be another way to show that #ServiceIsOurObsession!
COMMIT TO DONATING ON THIS PAGE SO WE CAN TRACK OUR IMPACT!
How to Schedule:
Schedule your appointment on the Blood Donor app or Red Cross donor website.
App – https://www.redcrossblood.org/blood-donor-app.html?&&gclid=CjwKCAjw_MqgBhAGEiwAnYOAejcKXl3F8IcSGoYo-KIHoFBFkY1y66Pn5Gw3fwZIaWfbTYZCMEsO1BoCl4wQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Website – https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive
If you need assistance finding a drive near you, reach out to Kaylan Mills.
Donation FAQS and eligibility:
Requirements for donating blood & what to do before, during and after your donation – https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/blood-donation-process/before-during-after.html
You must weigh at least 110 pounds
You must feel well on the day of donation
Tip: hydrate plenty and consume enough iron before your donation. The nurse will check your iron level with a finger prick before you donate to ensure you don’t have low iron. Here is a list of iron-rich foods:
You must be at least 17 years old
Some other criteria may apply, mainly those to do with certain medications or international travel. Please review the specific list of eligibility info:
Once you donate be sure to take a selfie of yourself, post it on the More than a Job Teams channel and we’ll use them to commemorate our 2023 blood drive and impact!