Black and Hispanic donors are needed to help save Black and Hispanic lives! Currently, there is a substantial shortage of blood donations from the Black and Hispanic communities. Black and Hispanic blood donors play a critical role in helping people living with sickle cell disease, the most common genetic blood disease in the United States. Sickle cell disease affects millions of people worldwide, particularly those with African, Spanish, Native American, Mediterranean, and Indian ancestry. In the United States, approximately 1 in 500 African-Americans and 1 in 1,200 Hispanic Americans are born with sickle cell disease.
Congregations in Regional Conferences and Regional Ministries of the Seventh-day Adventist Church can make an enormous impact by hosting blood drives. We invite your church to partner with the Office for Regional Conference Ministries and the American Red Cross for our Regional Blood Drives across America. Join us by hosting a blood drive on April 30, 2022.
While our initiative targets African-American and Hispanic blood donors, we invite donors of all races and ethnicities to be lifesavers by giving blood. We can make a difference in our communities and in the life of someone with sickle cell disease, a mother with a complicated childbirth, someone fighting cancer, or an accident victim being transported to an emergency room. Register your church by December 15, 2021 at https://rebrand.ly/rblood.
Now as never before, Regional congregations have the unique opportunity to join Christ in saving the lives of people in our communities. Thank you in advance for making a lifesaving difference because…
“When Blood is Needed – Only Blood Will Do”