This life-saving effort can substantially improve the availability of blood for accident victims, cancer patients, premature babies, burn patients, or our those who may need regular blood transfusions in order to live. Typically, blood donations decline in the weeks after the New Year. Therefore, our badge-carrying heroes are stepping forward to help fill the constant need for healthy blood donors, hoping to inspire other to do the same.
To make an appointment to donate blood, please call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit us online at www.redcrossblood.org. Agencies needing more information about participating in the Battle of the Badges competition,contact Tim Lippert at (503)528-5574 or Tim.Lippert@redcross.org.
About the American Red Cross:
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 international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.