The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter is proud to have a partnership with Twitter and its employees.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Twitter has committed to hosting three blood drives, called #Blood4Good, every calendar year.
As of June 2013, employees have donated 102 units of blood, which can save up to 306 lives. Employees also participate in assembling disaster kits, and have built 400 kits, which were then distributed in vulnerable neighborhoods through the Red Cross Ready Neighborhoods program, including communities such as senior citizen homes in the Tenderloin.
“The American Red Cross has been a phenomenal partner for us at Twitter,” Caroline Barlerin, Head of Community Outreach & Philanthropy at Twitter stated. “Together we have tackled local challenges around disaster preparedness and readiness and conducted employee blood drives. On a global front, we continue to increase awareness and funds for critical-need projects when disaster strikes.”
The American Red Cross and Twitter have built a strong partnership and continue to do so through employee-engagement activities. The next blood drive will be in November 2014 and will also provide employees with the opportunity to take part in the Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program by signing greeting cards for our military members, veterans and their families.
An urgent need for blood and platelets remains, even as several thousand blood donors answered the urgent call to donate issued by the American Red Cross last week.
Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative are especially needed right now.
For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.