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WeLoveU Volunteers in Puerto Rico Take Action and Host Blood Drive

WeLoveU volunteers and blood center staff take a group photo in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico: The Island of Enchantment Joins Worldwide Blood Drive

Nowadays, society faces frequent accidents, diseases, and natural disasters, which affects the lives of countless people. However, a big problem we face, though not commonly thought of, is blood shortages. Every year, the need for blood transfusion increases. That’s one of the reasons why the WeLoveU Foundation was motivated to launch the 2019 One-Two Worldwide Blood Drive Movement to establish a network of volunteers to readily donate blood. From the campaign launch date, June 14, until the end of August, blood drives swept the globe. And on Sunday, July 28, 2019, WeLoveU’s Blood Drive Movement began in Puerto Rico!

Happy volunteers participating in WeLoveU's blood drive in Puerto Rico
Three blood donors at WeLoveU's Worldwide Blood Drive Movement

Puerto Rico confronts blood shortages on a daily basis. To meet the needs of patients dealing with illnesses and other circumstances, Puerto Rico hospitals and clinics require at least 550 pints of blood. Therefore, to help maintain the blood supply, the WeLoveU volunteers participated in this global movement.

Getting an early start, more than 80 donors arrived at the Mutual Services Blood Bank with great enthusiasm. While the institution’s staff made preparations, the members decorated the space; creating a cozy and warm atmosphere.

One by one, volunteers filled the donation beds and donated life-saving blood. Thanks to the efforts of the donors, around 83 pints of blood, equivalent to 249 lives were collected. The members of the International WeLoveU Foundation aspire to continue sharing love through dedicated volunteer services to unite the global village and save lives of those in despair. 

>> Read about WeLoveU’s blood drive results along the East Coast and Caribbean and around the world!

3 thoughts on “WeLoveU Volunteers in Puerto Rico Take Action and Host Blood Drive”

  1. Amazing experience. Knowing that you can help others, fills me with gratitude. Thanks to Chairwoman Zahng Gil-jah and weloveu for allowing events such as blood donation through which up to 3 lives can be saved for every pint of blood. Already very excited to participate in another event to help others. Thank you We❤️U

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