Last year the Bronies For Good organization founded a blood drive called “Nurse Red Heart’s Round-Up” for the American Red Cross and at the conclusion everybody had donated a total of 17 liters of blood during the drive. It’s been a year since the first blood drive and they are holding it again this September with a goal of 100 liters of blood donated. Those who give blood will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win prizes.
So roll up your sleeves and give blood. Even if you don’t live in the USA please visit the website for your national Red Cross or local blood service and give anyway, every drop counts and it saves lives.
For details of how to make an appointment with the American Red Cross or United Blood Services to donate on behalf of the Bronies For Good drive, please read the full press release below:
Nurse Redheart’s Round Up – The Reboot!
So about a year ago back when we at Bronies for Good had first started organizing, we put together one relatively small project called “Nurse Red Heart’s Round-Up”. This endeavour was essentially a brony blood drive that encouraged bronies to go out and donate blood to their local blood donation sites. The project was our first attempt at a community wide effort. By the end of the project, we were able to confirm the donation of 17 liters of blood by bronies across the country to local blood banks, hospitals, or to organizations such as the Red Cross.
Well, a year has passed since this donation drive took place and seeing as how there was quite a bit of enthusiasm for it last time, we’ve decided to make this drive an annual event. So, without further pause, we would like to announce the official reboot of Nurse Red Heart’s Round-up blood drive!
HOW TO DONATE!
Like the previous drive, we’ll be asking you to take some time out of your schedule this September to go donate blood! But this time, you’ll be eligible for a mini-raffle that we’re holding to help reach our donation goal of 100 liters! So if you’re among the brave and willing, here is how you can participate in the blood drive and be eligible for our mini-raffle:
First and foremost, you’ll need to locate a donation site. If you are in the US, a good place to start would be by locating and getting in contact with your local Red Cross or United Blood Services chapter, or equivalent institution (i.e. UCLA medical center). They should be able to accommodate for your donation, or at least provide a link to any local event or site from where you can donate. If you are, for some reason, unable to establish any sort of rapport with these organizations, you can try inquiring at your local hospital to see if they are available to take blood donations. Once you have your location set, then you’ll need to arrange an appointment as if you were going in for any regular doctor’s visit.
Once you have your appointment and location set, you’ll need to make sure undertake some minor preparations for the screening and donation process. Therefore, we recommend taking a look at this online guide from the Red cross, so that way you can set yourself for a successful donation experience.
HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE RAFFLE!
Now to get into the raffle, you’ll need to send us proof that you have made a confirmed blood donation. You can do this by submitting a post on the
on the Bronies for the Better Tumblr with the subject [NHH Donation], the date, location of your donation along with the amount donated. You will also have to include either a brief message detailing your experience during the donation or a photo of yourself and your dapper bandage! We’ll then undertake a randomized selection process to select winners for the raffle prizes we’ll have up for grabs.
On an final note, if you have donated within the last 2 weeks of the official launch of Nurse Red Heart’s Round-up, then just follow the instructions detailed and you’ll still be eligible for the raffle and be a part of the amount collected so far in the drive.
So With that said everyone, go make some appointments, donate some blood and help save some lives!
-Bronies for Good & Collaborators.
For any further questions, concerns, comments or suggestions about the drive, raffle or how to get involved, please feel free to email us at [email protected]. ■
[Source: Bronies For Good via press release]