Thank you Boise Paper for sponsoring this post for the #MissingTypes campaign.
Have you ever donated blood before? I have been a blood donor since I was 18, and try to give blood at the American Red Cross about twice a year. I know people personally whose lives have been saved because of blood that has been donated–talk about the gift of life that keeps on giving.
Giving blood is even more important when there isn’t enough blood to help those who need it. A, B and O are our main blood groups, and when not enough people donate blood, hospital shelves may be empty when a critical patient arrives. This is where #MissingTypes comes in.
The Missing Types campaign is an international movement to inspire new blood donors to roll up a sleeve and help save lives. The Red Cross is asking for your help to fill the missing blood types. This summer, we want to inspire 325,000 people – including 50,000 who have never donated blood before – across the U.S. to help save lives by setting an appointment to donate blood.
This blood is needed for critical care among cancer patients, accident victims, new moms with complicated childbirths, and other traumatic events.
As a partner of Boise and their American Red Cross collaborative effort, I invite you to enter Boise Paper’s Share the #MissingTypes Sweepstakes, running now through June 30, 2019. You can enter HERE.
You can also learn more about the Red Cross and the #MissingTypes campaign by joining Boise Paper for its #SharetheMissingTypes Twitter Chat on Tuesday, June 25 at 2pm CT.!
About Boise Paper and American Red Cross Partnership
• As part of its Paper with Purpose® promise, Boise Paper is committed to making a difference in the communities its customers and employees call home. In 2019, the company is demonstrating that commitment through its ongoing support of the American Red Cross.
• Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs lifesaving blood. The Red Cross helps meet this constant demand by providing about 40% of the nation’s blood supply. It does this work through the support of generous blood donors, blood drive hosts and partnerships like the one it has with
• Collectively, these partnerships are the driving factor behind the Red Cross’ ability to supply 2,500 hospitals across the country with blood products every day.