Diverse donors needed for sickle cell patients

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AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS

There is an ongoing critical need for blood donations for patients with sickle cell disease, the most common genetic blood disease in the U.S. Sickle cell patients are at high risk of serious complications from coronavirus infection.

Fighting off lung infections, like coronavirus, can cause red blood cells to form a C-shape, or sickle. When this happens, red blood cells cannot deliver oxygen throughout the patient's body.

Blood transfusion is a known treatment for patients with sickle cell disease, so healthy donors can be lifesavers for these patients. Diverse blood donors are especially needed now to help maintain the blood supply. Learn more about blood & diversity at RedCrossBlood.org

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About AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS

Location:

431 18TH ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20006, US

Mission Statement

Mission: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Description

Vision: The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that... ...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope; ...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; ...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; ...all members of our armed forces and their families find support and comfort whenever needed, and ...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

Community
Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1904-AGrant AveJonesboro, AR 72401

(35.89162,-90.65833)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Up to 3 hours

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