Each day, more than 41,000 blood donations are needed in the United States. With no substitute for human blood, those in need rely on the kindness of volunteer donors. To raise awareness and inspire action about the importance of blood donation, Nexcare Bandages, in partnership with the American Red Cross and America’s Blood Centers, announce the sixth annual Nexcare give program.
The Nexcare give program and World Blood Donor Day come at a very important time each year, as the summer months can pose a challenge to ensure a sufficient blood supply is available for those in need. With schools out of session, summer vacations and irregular schedules, fewer people are available to donate blood. Throughout the week of World Blood Donor Day, blood centers across the country will spread the Nexcare give campaign’s message of community service and underscore the importance of blood donation.“Each blood donation can help save up to three lives, so what better way to serve your community than by giving blood regularly,” comments Dan Waxman, M.D., president of America’s Blood Centers. Visit Nexcaregive.com to pledge to support blood donation, find a local blood center and sign up to receive free Nexcare give Bandages by mail. Use #nexcaregive to share blood donation stories and show support for the cause on the Nexcare Brand Facebook page. 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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross. About America’s Blood Centers:Founded in 1962, America’s Blood Centers is North America’s largest network of community-based, independent blood programs. Recognized by the U.S. Congress for its critical work in patient care and disaster preparedness and response, the federation operates more than 600 blood donor centers providing half of the U.S., and a quarter of the Canadian blood supply. These blood centers serve more than 150 million people and provide blood products and services to more than 3,500 hospitals and healthcare facilities across North America. America’s Blood Centers’ U.S. members are licensed and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Canadian members are regulated by Health Canada.
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