The National Pan Hellenic Council of Metropolitan Baltimore (NPHCMB) is proud to partner with the American Red Cross to host a virtual blood drive during the upcoming Thanksgiving Day and Christmas holidays. Blood donations slow down during this time of year. We want to remind everyone that blood is needed 365 days a year! Especially for those living with sickle cell disease.
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.
Schedule a blood donation today at a location and time that fits your schedule. Let the spirt of being thankful and the spirit of giving prompt you to help save the lives of 1 to 3 people…with one donation. The gift of life can be extended with your blood donation. Thank you in advance. Remember to use the PAN referral code.