The Tristate Area Kick-Starts the Blood Drive Movement
On Sunday, July 7, 2019, the International WeLoveU Foundation hosted 4 blood drives in the tristate area in partnership with Vitalant and the New York Blood Center as part of a global initiative to reduce blood shortages.
Throughout the day, more than 200 participants registered to donate. Their efforts amounted to donating 163 pints of blood, which saves up to 489 lives! Non-remunerated blood donors—who donate freely without receiving payment—are proven to donate the healthiest blood!
This effort is part of WeLoveU’s 2019 Worldwide One-Two Blood Drive Movement launched on World Blood Donor Day and helps fulfill Sustainable Development Goal #3—Good Health and Well-Being.
The Early Bird Gets the Worm
The volunteers met at each location around 9 a.m. Volunteers in Oradell, NJ prepared vibrant signs promoting the blood drive on Kinderkamack Road, where the site was located. Such great efforts went a long way as residents stopped to donate blood. Despite people’s busy schedules, many spared thirty minutes of their time to save three lives!
Oradell Police Officer Jeff Peters visited the blood donation site where the WeLoveU USA Headquarters is located. “I’m actually speechless. Until today, I didn’t even know this organization existed. The difference that WeLoveU makes in so many different areas is impressive. I’m very hopeful that the blood donated today makes a big difference in people’s lives who need it, and it’s a terrific feeling to know that you guys are helping.”
“Blood is indispensable for life. One single pint of blood can save up to three lives,” said John Power, Spokesman of the International WeLoveU Foundation. “Through WeLoveU’s One-Two Blood Drive Movement, we hope to not only educate the public about the alarming demand for blood but enlighten everyone to take action and save lives through donating blood.”