Our New Year’s resolutions: Exercise more, spend less on coffee, and save lives.
That third resolution? Not a joke, and easier than you may think. DYK one blood donation has the power to save up to three local lives? It’s quick + easy, and you can donate every 56 days. That’s six times a year, a.k.a. 18 potential lives saved.
Giving blood is especially impactful in January – National Blood Donor Month – when winter weather + seasonal illnesses often make it difficult to maintain a sufficient blood supply. Raleigh’s The Blood Connection (TBC) donation center, located at 5925 Glenwood Ave., provides much-needed blood for local hospitals WakeMed + UNC Rex, meaning your donation could *literally* save your neighbor.
In fact, 13,200 patients in the Triangle were helped by TBC blood donors in 2019.
Here’s how you can make an impact during #NationalBloodDonorMonth:
○ Schedule an appointment at Raleigh’s donation center. It’s simple, and TBC is open every day – including weekends. Plus, the experience is downright relaxing. Bonus: Free snacks. 😉
○ If you donate at the TBC center on Jan. 20, MLK Day of Service, you’ll receive a special t-shirt + have $10 donated in your name to the REX Healthcare Foundation. The Blood Connection + UNC Rex Healthcare originally teamed up in 2018, when TBC became the exclusive provider of blood products for the hospital system.