Today the American Red Cross will launch the “Missing Types” campaign to raise awareness about the unmet need for blood and how donors can help save lives. Only three out of 100 people in the U.S. Give blood. There simply aren’t enough people donating blood to help patients in need. Yet each day, kids battling cancer, accident victims being raced into emergency rooms, and new moms with complicated childbirths, need lifesaving blood transfusions. To ensure that lifesaving blood products are available when and where they are needed, the Red Cross urges more individuals to roll up a sleeve and give.
Our parish offers regular blood drives – the next is scheduled for this Wednesday from 1-7 pm in the spirit center.