World Blood Donor Day - June 14th
Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Region
In 2012 alone, nearly 6 million people across America may require a blood transfusion. With no substitute for human blood, those in need rely on the kindness of donors. Through their generous actions, these blood donors prove how one person can make a difference in the lives of many, as one blood donation can help save more than one life.
To raise awareness about this critical issue, the American Red Cross Blood Services is again partnering with NexcareTM Bandages on the give campaign. This nationwide initiative thanks blood donors and encourages others to give. The campaign kicks off on World Blood Donor Day, Thursday, June 14 and runs through the end of the month.
Supermodel Niki Taylor, a Red Cross volunteer and blood recipient, is serving again as the face and voice of this year’s campaign. She credits her survival to the donors and doctors who helped save her life.
Each day, the Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Region must collect 1,000 units of blood in order to help save the lives of patients like Niki - right here in our own community. The Red Cross is pleased to partner with Nexcare and the give campaign to thank loyal blood donors and encourage those who are eligible to make an appointment to give this June.
New for 2012, Nexcare Brand will be giving away limited edition bandages inspired by iconic trends from decades past, adorned with the word “give” to demonstrate that “Giving Blood is Timeless.” This collection features six eye-catching designs ranging from retro polka dots and tie-dye to grunge plaid, and is a nostalgic nod to the time-honored tradition of giving back by donating blood.
To pledge your support for blood donation, request free Nexcare give Bandages and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to New York City, visit Nexcaregive.com or text “give” to 34426.* (*Standard data rates may apply.)
Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to find a convenient blood drive near you.
Please give today.