Hello, Morgantown! Anytime and anywhere you give is awesome and appreciated. In addition to getting the Sleeves Up for KDB Virtual Blood Drive Campaign going, we have teamed up with the American Legion Morgantown Post 2 Baseball Team to help host and promote an in-person American Red Cross Blood Drive to be held on Monday, July 26. Details are posted below.
Let’s get our sleeves up to donate blood!
Did you know that cancer patients use nearly 1/4 of the blood supply? Receiving blood transfusions is an essential part of going through cancer treatment. When you donate blood or platelets you’re helping cancer patients receive the lifesaving care they need. Keith was fortunate to receive blood products (mostly platelets) several times throughout his treatment for T-Cell ALL.
We set up this virtual blood drive to encourage our family, friends, teammates, and colleagues to donate blood in memory of Keith and in honor of all of the patients who desperately need blood and blood products.
If you haven’t donated yet or in a while, you won’t believe how easy it is these days! There’s even an app to make check in even faster, and you can track to see where your blood ends up! The American Red Cross offers many locations, so you can select the “Pledge to give blood” button and find a site near you on a convenient date. Sign up today if you can help us celebrate Keith and all of those who are currently in cancer treatment.
Our goal is to get 90 donors in 90 days. Check out the eligibility criteria: https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/eligibility-requirements/eligibility-criteria-alphabetical.html. Even if you are unable to donate, please send the link to this page to your own family, friends, and colleagues and let’s see how far we can surpass the 90 donors!
If you feel comfortable doing so, take a photo of yourself donating blood and share it along with this link! Just use #sleevesupkdb for Instagram and Twitter. Maybe you’ll inspire someone outside our circle to donate!
Beth and the crew
THANK YOU for pledging to give or for giving blood. With the help from the Morgantown Post 2 baseball team, all of the in person donors we had at our drive yesterday (some of you gave in person yesterday), and each of you, we are over 90 blood donors (pledged or completed) in (less than) 90 days!
The impact you all are making on other lives is remarkable. If you haven’t already done so, please download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App to make it even easier to schedule your next donation: https://www.redcrossblood.org/blood-donor-app.html.
Thank you, everyone. Be well!
Beth and the crew
Anytime and anywhere you give (or ask people to consider giving) is awesome and appreciated. In addition to getting the Sleeves Up for KDB Virtual Blood Drive Campaign going, we have teamed up with the American Legion Morgantown Post 2 Baseball Team to help host and promote an in-person American Red Cross Blood Drive to be held on Monday, July 26. Details are posted below. I realize many of you may have already donated locally after you signed up for the Sleeves Up campaign was announced. Not to worry! There is such a dire need for blood that your donation will be put to use by the time this other drive comes around. You are still giving in honor of Keith, and we so appreciate you! Also, no worries if you can’t give blood…just spread the word! That’s a bigger help than you may realize!
Morgantown Post 2 Blood Drive in Memory of Keith Bailey
Location: Morgantown Elks Lodge 411, 1138 Chestnut Ridge Rd (behind the Suncrest Towne Center)
When: Monday, July 26; 2 p.m. –7 p.m.
How: Sign up now by visiting RedCrossBlood.org and put in the sponsor code: SLEEVESUPKDB (or access via direct link: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=sleevesupkdb)
We are almost halfway to 90 donors pledged! Let’s go over it and get to 50 by July 4! Share the link, spread the word! We are hoping to host a physical blood drive in Morgantown in the next month. More details on that soon! (So, if you are a Morgantown donor and want to wait to schedule, check back here soon!)
We are almost 1/3 of the way to 90 donors in 90 days! Can we get 10 more before the weekend? Let’s do this!