The International We Love U Foundation hosted its first blood drive with the Southern Blood Services Region on July 22, 2012, at the Midtown blood donation center and the American Red Cross Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter building. The blood drive was part of the foundation's worldwide effort to encourage people to donate blood.
The International We Love U Foundation turned the donating experience into a fun event for all. Kids were entertained by clowns and treated to face painting. Each Red Cross staff member received a candy necklace and a group of volunteers paraded through the donor center declaring their love and appreciation for the Red Cross.
Thanks to the International We Love U Foundation, 79 pints of blood were collected from a diverse donor base. Of those donors, 25 have special blood types that can be used for patients with sickle cell or multiple antibodies. The foundation even recruited donors all the way from Alabama and Florida.
The International We Love U Foundation works to benefit the welfare of mankind by delivering hope and happiness. It began hosting blood drives worldwide in 2004. “Every volunteer activity has a great meaning, but blood donation is much more joyful and worthwhile because we can help save lives directly,” said Zahng Gil-jah, chairwoman, International We Love U Foundation.