March 31, 2022–7:30 p.m.
In response to the devastation in Ukraine, from April 1-8, Blood Assurance will donate $10 for every blood donor it sees to the BCA Foundation for Ukraine Support.
BCA (Blood Centers of America) has reached out to international contacts and chosen vetted charities that are providing vital aid to war victims in Ukraine and the millions of refugees seeking safe haven in neighboring countries.
These organizations provide medical supplies, are building a new field hospital, and are maintaining a clinic for patients in need.
“What we are seeing play out overseas is nothing short of heartbreaking,” according to J.B. Gaskins, CEO of Blood Assurance. “Sending blood products to Ukraine, unfortunately, is just not feasible, so this is the least we can do. I encourage everyone who can donate lifesaving blood to schedule an appointment.”
Donors can schedule an appointment online at bloodassurance.org/schedule, by calling 800-962-0628, or by texting BAGIVE to 999777.
Walk-ins will be accepted at all donation centers and mobile blood drives.