"Everyday thousands of patients across the United States rely on generous blood donors for critical blood transfusions", said Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the Red Cross.
The Vincent Jones Memorial Blood Drive is Saturday, June 23, from 8:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m.in the Eaton First Church of God gym, 601 East Lexington Road, Eaton. The global event will be held in Athens.
The theme for this year's observance is "Be There for Someone Else". The slogan adapted by World Health Organization is "Be there for someone else". Missing Types highlights just how important A's, B's, and O's are - After all there is no _meric_n Red Cr_ss without the A's and O.
Blood donors help patients like 10-year-old Jaidyn Braithwaite recover from life-threatening conditions. It was first initiated and established to be celebrated annually on June 14 by the World Health Organization, in the year 2004.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides worldwide humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. So by working with social media, the R d Cr ss is hoping to get some "new blood" in the clinics and give the gift of life to someone in need. Volunteer blood donors of all types-particularly O negative, A negative and B negative are needed to help maintain a stable blood supply this summer.
To thank those who come to CBSI Donor Centers to give blood during the "100 Days of Summer", Community Blood Services will provide all presenting donors with a voucher that can be redeemed for a $5 Amazon or Subway gift card (June 4 - September 16 at Donor Centers; July 2 - August 12 on mobile blood drives).
The celebration involves organising lots of activities and programs on worldwide and national level. "By partnering with the Red Cross on the Missing Types campaign, we will utilize the power of our highly accurate location data and targeting to increase donations across the country, raise awareness of the tremendous need for blood donations, and inspire people to sign up, especially those who have never given blood before". Activities involve organising commemorative events, meetings, discussion, debates, quiz competitions, scientific conferences and promotional activities in schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions. Thirty-eight percent of the population is eligible to donate blood.