As part of the second annual “Donating Blood Should be Voluntary” campaign, Orkin will once again aim to help save lives on two fronts — aid the American Red Cross in maintaining our country’s blood supply and protect people against the public health threats of mosquitoes.
To boost our country’s blood supply, Orkin is inviting the public to pledge to donate blood to the Red Cross, an iniative that Orkin employees are also prioritizing this mosquito season. Additionally, in honor of Orkin’s 120th anniversary this year, the company will donate $25 to the Red Cross for every mosquito control service purchased from May 24 to June 30, 2021, up to $120,000.
During this period, the Red Cross continues to test all routine blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The Red Cross is also screening all blood, platelet and plasma donations from self-identified African American donors for the sickle cell trait. This additional screening will provide donors of African descent with an additional health insight and help the Red Cross identify compatible blood types more quickly to help patients with sickle cell disease.
We hope you’ll join Orkin in making a difference. Pledge to donate blood today and share your donation experience on social media with #OrkinSleevesUp!