Join with HBCUs across the country to make a difference in the lives of patients with sickle cell disease. The challenge starts on June 3, honoring the legacy of Dr. Charles Drew, renowned African American physician, and blood banking pioneer. The challenge ends 16 days later, on June 19, as we celebrate World Sickle Cell Awareness Day.
Blood donors who are Black play a critical role in helping patients battling sickle cell disease receive the most compatible blood match. But today, there aren’t enough blood donors to meet this urgent need. By donating blood, you can help ensure patients with sickle cell disease have continued access to the treatment they need.
It’s quick and easy to participate:
- Choose the school you’d like to support and click their emblem below.
- Enter your zip code to find a blood drive in your area.
- Schedule your appointment to donate!
Can’t donate in June? That’s ok! You can donate anytime – a community blood drive later this summer or in the fall when there’s a blood drive on campus. Simply schedule your appointment between June 3 – 19, 2021 and you’ll get an email reminder to donate when your appointment gets closer.
Celebrate the legacy this summer by helping to make a lifesaving difference.