While the need for blood is constant during the summer months, the American Red Cross experiences a drastic decline in new donors. About one-third fewer new donors came out to give last summer than during the rest of the year. Additionally, many schools where blood drives are held – and where new donors give – are not in session, and current donors often delay giving due to summer vacation plans.
We’ve joined with the Asheville-Mountain Area Chapter American Red Cross to host a summer blood drive. This is a great opportunity for your hiking or trail run club, workplace, or friends. Everyone who donates will receive 20% off any item at Diamond Brand Outdoors.
Head to http://www.redcrossblood.org/ and use the code DIAMOND to find our local drive. You can schedule an appointment at a time that works for you!
- You don’t need a special reason to give blood. You just need your own reason.
- Some give blood because they were asked by a friend.
- Some know that a family member or a friend might need blood some day.
- Some believe it is the right thing we do.
Whatever your reason, the need is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply. And you’ll feel good knowing you’ve helped change a life.