The U.S. Southeast Region Unite for Worldwide Blood Drive Movement

Volunteers who donated blood take group photo outside of OneBlood's donation bus

WeLoveU’s One-Two Blood Drive Movement Reaches Florida

On July 21, 2019, the International WeLoveU Foundation hosted its 261st Worldwide Blood Drive in the southeast region in the United States. The summer blood drive took place at OneBlood’s office located in Lantana, Florida. Donors gathered together from the five most southeastern states in the USA—North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

The Intl. WeLoveU Foundation launched the 2019 Worldwide One-Two Blood Drive Movement on June 14—World Blood Donor’s Day—to raise awareness about the necessity of blood donations and to enlighten people’s perception about donating blood. This movement helps fulfill the Sustainable Development Goal #3—Good Health and Well-Being. 

With donations ongoing from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., volunteers waited for their turn to donate by playing outdoor games, face painting and even wildlife observation. In total, 168 volunteers offered to donate their blood and contribute to the Intl. WeLoveU Foundation’s global initiative to reduce blood shortages.

Among those who applied to donate, 120 pints of whole blood were collected and 18 platelet donations were completed—the donation of platelets filters the blood donation out into plasma, platelets and red blood cells and takes anywhere from 40-120 minutes to complete.  As a result of this drive, the platelet donations will be used to help patients undergoing chemotherapy, and the whole blood donations offered in a single afternoon will save up to 360 lives in urgent need of blood.

According to the World Health Organization’s statistics, non-remunerated blood donors are proven to donate the healthiest blood; non-remunerated blood donors are those who donate freely without receiving payment. As such, all 168 participants in the weekend blood drive came to the event without any expectation of compensation. Instead, being moved by the Intl. WeLoveU Foundation’s emphasis on delivering motherly love to all mankind, the volunteers chose to give their time to give the gift of life through healthy blood donations.

11 thoughts on “The U.S. Southeast Region Unite for Worldwide Blood Drive Movement”

  1. Allaigra Mayes Foncha

    Wow, 5 states came together to save lives! WeLoveU foundation has so much passion to save the world and make it a better place!

  2. Samuel Raye Cockrell

    Wow! Such a great experience. It feels so amazing to help people who are in need! It felt so good to be united for this great work!!

  3. Wow! I didn’t know that non-remunerated is the healthiest blood. And it can only come from donors who donate freely without expecting compensation. I don’t think it’s just with blood donations. If we all gave without wanting to receive something in return this world would be a much better place! Thank you, WELOVEU for sharing this. I loved the article ! Keep up the good work!!

  4. Mike from New Jersey

    Wow, that is a true example of unity for the community in those 5 States. Happy to see the WeLoveU Foundation all over the USA in 2019. 120 donations and 18 Platelet donations is an amazing and challenging feat. It’s a Mega Blood Drive for sure!

    The International WeLoveU Foundation does everything on a huge scale. Great job and WeLoveU too!

    1. It’s so nice to hear of an organization that’s putting people first and thinking of ways to help humanity, even in a way that seems insignificant-but makes a big difference to those in hospitals fighting for life! Great job We♥️U foundation for resupplying the world with blood & changing lives!

      1. This is very beautiful I hear often that hospitals are in desperate need of blood supply. Blood drives such as this truly save lives of peoples loved ones! Great job WeLoveU Foundation. although seems to be a small it will impact someone’s life tremendously! Keep up great work!

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