As plans are being made to celebrate Independence Day this year with family and friends, LifeShare Blood Center is urging donors to include donating blood within their plans. United We Give is an annual LifeShare tradition created to encourage donors to be mindful of our community blood supply needs. Everyone who participates in United We Give will receive a LifeShare ‘United We Give, United We Live’ t-shirt, a free Box Combo from Raising Cane’s, and a code for a free delivery from Waitr.
Local hospitals are depending on blood supply quantities to be maintained at all times, however, traditionally, LifeShare struggles to keep up with demand of blood products in the summer. United We Give aims to bring awareness to the need for blood products this summer.
LifeShare is happy to have Raising Cane’s, KSLA, and Waitr back as sponsors for United We Give. Last week, Waitr, the food delivery app service, continued their event sponsorship with a $5,000 contribution to help offset blood testing costs associated with increased donations during United We Give. With the support of these local businesses donors are able to receive various gifts as a ‘thank you’ for their life-saving donation.
United We Give serves as a reminder that we are all reliant on the community blood supply. 1 in 3 people will use blood at some point in their lives. To maintain the blood that all families will need, the community must unite together during the most challenging times to do their part.