SleevesUp Onyx BRG 2022

The importance of blood donation #sleevesupwithonyx
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DID YOU KNOW: Every day the American Red Cross must hold 500 blood drives in order to meet the needs of patients at over 2,500 hospitals and cancer treatment centers across the country. Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S needs a blood transfusion! Behind that number are real people in need of lifesaving care, and countless more who love and depend on them.

The ONYX BRG invites you to join us as we collaborate with the American Red Cross to promote blood donations in support of the communities where we live and work and specifically in support of people living with sickle cell disease. In the United States sickle cell disease most frequently affects people of African descent and the primary treatment for this condition is blood transfusion.  The most ideal blood matches for patients with sickle cell disease who are African American come from blood donors of the same race or ethnicity which is why it is so vital that African Americans donate blood. The blood supply must mirror the communities it serves and ONYX is stepping up to help!

We have created a company-wide virtual blood drive and our mission goal is to get at least 250 people to pledge to donate blood as part of this initiative, but I know we can exceed this target! Please click the pledge button in the upper right of this page and pledge to donate blood. You will be taken to a list of blood drives in your area so you can make an appointment to give the gift of life at a time and place that is convenient to you.

We want to hear about your donation–take a selfie or share that you took the pledge along with hashtag #sleevesupwithONYX so we can celebrate your life-saving contribution.

Please also share the link to our campaign with your network, friends and family to encourage others to join us in this critical support of patients in need. With your help we can make a difference in our community and in the lives of a child living with sickle cell disease, a mom experiencing a complicated childbirth, a friend fighting cancer, an accident victim being raced to an emergency room, and many more. It takes a village to sustain our nation’s blood supply and we are all in this together!

Thank you in advance for making a lifesaving difference in support of the Red Cross and the ONYX virtual blood drive.