Blood Donation Drive 2019 in Virginia Beach, VA
According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. requires blood for either surgery, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, or traumatic injuries.
BAPS Charities, a constant presence and community mainstay in Virginia Beach, Virginia is all too familiar with these and other statistics. The fact that one donation can save up to three lives, or the fact that less than 10% of eligible donors actually make the time donate annually further inspire volunteers organizing this annual event. To do their part in organizing the community to help save lives, BAPS Charities organized a blood drive on August 11. In total, 18 pints of blood were collected, which has the potential to save up to 54 lives.