The Intl. WeLoveU Foundation partners with one of America’s top hospitals to host a blood drive in Boston, Massachusetts.
There’s many things one can accomplish in thirty minutes’ time. And this past Sunday in Boston, around 60 people used that time to save up to 130 lives by donating their blood.
The International WeLoveU Foundation hosted a blood drive on Sunday, November 17, 2019, in partnership with one of America’s top hospitals, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This is an addition to the two-month health campaign the WeLoveU Foundation launched this past summer. During that time span, volunteers in more than 50 countries participated to address global blood shortages.
Registration in the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care dining pavilion and health screenings in the Blood Mobile opened at 9 a.m. Hospital personnel joined in the effort to save lives through blood donation on their breaks. The local WeLoveU volunteers were also accompanied by volunteers traveling from Maine and New Hampshire.
While waiting for their turn to donate, participants walked through the series of panels illustrating the works of the International WeLoveU Foundation locally and worldwide. Each activity and project is catered to the needs of each community and aligns with the 17 Global Goals.
I just want you guys to know that it’s so important to thank you all for what you have done. It is amazing to see young people taking on initiatives like this that helps anyone—whoever comes into our hospital and that is in need of blood. It’s a magnificent turn out and is greatly appreciated.Joy Metellus, Nursing Director of Pathology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital
One by one, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Blood Mobile filled up quickly with donors. After donating and recharging with snacks and juice, participants enjoyed the rest of the festivities. Many took group photos showing their bandages, proud to have made a life-saving difference for patients in need.
Altogether, the Intl. WeLoveU Foundation’s blood drive in partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute helps fulfill Sustainable Development Goal #3—Good Health and Well-Being. The Foundation and its volunteers will continue dedicating themselves to serving the Boston community through volunteer service activities and life-saving projects such as blood drives.