Sickle Cell Initiative Supported by Kyndryl

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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. 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 this urgent need. By donating blood, you can make a difference in the life of a patient with sickle cell disease as well as moms with complicated childbirths, people fighting cancer, accident or trauma victims being raced to emergency rooms, and many more.

Kyndryl invites its associates to donate at Red Cross locations where additional safety measures are in place including:

-Donor and staff temperature checks before entering drives

-All donors and staff required to wear a face covering or mask in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

-Following social distancing practices in waiting and refreshment areas as well as spacing beds 6 feet apart where possible

-Wiping down donor-touched areas and enhanced disinfecting of surfaces and equipment

-Having hand sanitizer readily available

-Wearing gloves and changing them often

-Using sterile collection sets

-Using aseptic scrubs on arms

-Laundering blankets used by donors and encouraging donors to bring their own (electric blankets and heating pads not permitted)

-Conducting mini-physicals to ensure donor health

Join us in pledging to donate and then use the Red Cross’s blood drive locator to find a blood drive near you! And after you give, but sure to inspire others by posting #BlackBloodDonorsNeeded #TeamUp4SickleCell to your social media platforms.

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Potter's House of Fort Worth
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gritache
RT @WMJShow: You have the power to help save lives. People with sickle cell disease are more likely to find a compatible blood match from d… at 18.5.2022 11:11
Ismael
RT @RedCrossLA: ~100K people in the US have sickle cell disease, which primarily affects people of African descent. Blood transfusion is an… at 16.5.2022 19:04
Red Cross Los Angeles
~100K people in the US have sickle cell disease, which primarily affects people of African descent. Blood transfusi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… at 16.5.2022 18:06
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RT @WMJShow: You could be the answer to someone’s prayers. Our blood is often needed, and it helps save lives. A community blood drive is a… at 16.5.2022 11:08
Willie Moore Jr Show
You could be the answer to someone’s prayers. Our blood is often needed, and it helps save lives. A community blood… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… at 16.5.2022 11:07
Jerry
RT @MontanaRedCross: Sickle cell disease causes red blood cells to become hard and crescent shaped. Because of this, they can get stuck in… at 15.5.2022 13:02
Lori Thompson
Sickle cell disease causes red blood cells to become hard and crescent shaped. Because of this, they can get stuck… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… at 15.5.2022 01:19
Idaho Red Cross
Sickle cell disease causes red blood cells to become hard and crescent shaped. Because of this, they can get stuck… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… at 14.5.2022 19:54
Montana Red Cross
Sickle cell disease causes red blood cells to become hard and crescent shaped. Because of this, they can get stuck… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… at 14.5.2022 19:49