Volunteer to donate blood. The best blood match for patients often comes from donors of the same race or similar ethnicity. Together we must increase the number of blood donors from all racial and ethnic groups. Sickle cell disease occurs in 1 in 365 births of babies of African descent and 1 in 16,300 Latino births. The American Red Cross and supporters like you can help connect with donors that best meet the needs of patients of all backgrounds.
Note: The American Red Cross is testing all blood product donations for COVID-19 antibodies. Plasma from antibody-positive blood donations may be used to help current coronavirus patients in need. Only those feeling healthy should present to donate and appointments are strongly encouraged. For more information about this, see here.
After expressing interest in this opportunity, the coordinator for this event will reach out with more information on how to make an appointment for this drive. Or you can book your appointment directly using this link: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=girard%20college
Do you have a strong desire to be a part of the COVID-19 solution and can help provide services? If so, the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium greatly want to hear from you!
Volunteer and paid positions are available. Please fill out this form to express interest: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-yNUEPSnI7UwGLgmdLMDr1UE_X7e8v8XxhZQ4bRu8lMvebQ/viewform