April 16, 2020
Are you looking for a way to help save up to three lives? Join the Hood College Cares “SleevesUp” blood donation challenge running through May 15.
Due to COVID-19, blood drives across the U.S. have been canceled, resulting in 86,000 fewer donations per week. Even when there isn’t a pandemic, 36,000 units of blood are needed every day in the U.S.
“One of the most important things people can do right now during this public health emergency is to give blood,” said Teresa Cevallos, director of wellness at Hood College. “The Red Cross provides donation centers that use social distancing and are hygienic and safe for public use.”
Members of the Hood College and the greater Frederick communities are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and give blood. For more information and to find a place and time to donate, visit hood.edu/redcross.