USP, please join your staff activities committee as we pledge to donate 200 pints of blood in our 200th year! This October we will partner with the American Red Cross to help save the lives in our community by holding a virtual blood drive.
Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. You can be proud to know that you will be saving up to 3 lives every time you donate! By donating you can help those who suffer from sickle cell disease, alleviating such intense pain that kids compare it to broken glass coursing through their veins. You can also donate convalescent plasma, a component of whole blood which contains antibodies and is proving to be an effective treatment for the most severely ill from COVID-19. The impact we can make together will touch so many in our community.
Please roll up your sleeve, pledge to donate and make an appointment during the month of October. As a bonus, Red Cross will automatically test your donation for COVID-19 antibodies! What are you waiting for, schedule your appointment today at www.redcrossblood.org.
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