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The #SleevesUp #BleedBlue drive encourages all current and former Howard Bison to roll up their sleeves to give the lifesaving gift of blood. Help Howard University reach its goal of donating 100 units of blood by February 14, 2021.

Every day, blood donors help accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, those battling cancer, and more than 90,000 Americans living with sickle cell disease. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. Supply can’t always meet demand because only about 3 percent of age-eligible people donate blood yearly.

Blood donations are needed now, more than ever. People who are recovered from COVID-19 may be able to Fight It Forward. Blood donations that test positive for COVID-19 antibodies can be used to provide convalescent plasma transfusions for currently ill COVID-19 patients. Blood donors receive results, at no cost, within one to two weeks after donation.

“As we reflect on the challenges and triumphs of 2020, let’s recognize our individual and collective power to effect change,” said Carla Williams, interim director of the Howard University Cancer Center. “One way to begin is to give the life-saving gift of blood. One donation can save up to three lives.”

Show that Bison Spirit. Roll your #SleevesUp and #BleedBlue

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