By writer to www.macrumors.com
MacRumors is happy to announce our Eleventh Annual MacRumors Blood Drive, all through the month of Could 2020. Our aim is to avoid wasting lives by growing the variety of life-saving donations of blood, platelets, and plasma. Whereas most blood drives are particular to a geographic location, our blood drive is on-line and worldwide.
Over the previous 10 years, MacRumors Blood Drives have recorded donations of 699 items of blood, platelets, and plasma, and celebrated new signups for the organ donor and bone marrow registries. We have heard from individuals whose lives have been saved by these donations, together with lives saved by full strangers.
Donating in the course of the coronavirus pandemic
Circumstances are totally different this 12 months because of the worldwide pandemic, however the want for blood continues.
To donate, you’ll seemingly have to go to a close-by blood donation heart as a result of blood donation occasions (corresponding to group bloodmobile visits) have been canceled. Be assured that donation facilities have taken additional precautions to guard donors, together with maintaining donors separated from one another and doing additional screening.
When you acquired COVID-19 and have totally recovered, you could be eligible to donate plasma for the convalescent plasma trials underway at main blood assortment facilities. Researchers hope to be taught in case your plasma comprises COVID-19 antibodies that may assist significantly unwell COVID-19 sufferers get well.
How one can take part within the MacRumors Blood Drive – throughout Could 2020
- If you’re an eligible donor, schedule a blood, platelet, or plasma donation (see FAQ), at any donation heart close to you. Then publish within the MacRumors 2020 Blood Drive! thread to inform us about it. Or inform us in the event you register as an organ donor and/or register for the bone marrow registry (see FAQ). You will be placed on our Honor Roll.
- When you aren’t eligible to donate for causes of age, well being, a latest donation, or since you are deferred as a donor, please encourage another person to make a donation, and tell us. In the event that they donate, you will each be placed on our Honor Roll. See our Blood donor eligibility thread for information in regards to the deferral insurance policies for homosexual males.
- Share our message with buddies, family members, and followers. Thank the individuals who publish within the MacRumors 2020 Blood Drive! thread.
How one can take part within the MacRumors Blood Drive – from June 2020 to April 2021
In between the MacRumors Blood Drives every Could, file your donations on our Team MacRumors web page:
- Go to our team page and click on PLEDGE TO GIVE BLOOD. (Bookmark the web page for the longer term.)
- Fill in your MacRumors username as your first identify. Fill in @ macrumors as your final identify.
- Within the feedback subject, inform us what sort of donation and what number of items, e.g., 1 unit of entire blood, 2 items of platelets, and many others.
- The e-mail handle and zip code fields do not matter. MacRumors will not use that info.
- We’ll tally your donations and rely them for the MacRumors Blood Drive subsequent Could.
We stay up for one other profitable MacRumors Blood Drive. Thanks to our many donors over the past 10 years!
— to www.macrumors.com