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Blood Donor

From the Chairman

Raymond Perez
Blood Donor Chair

November 2020

The Fight Is In Us

The US Government wants to team up with local civic organizations and businesses to maximize collection of COVID Convalescent Plasma (CCP) as part of the national response to help fight the pandemic. CCP is being utilized for the development, testing and manufacture of vaccines, as well as for the development, testing and manufacture of therapeutics. CCP Coordinator’s in several major U.S. cities Nationwide have partnered with local Blood Centers and local hospitals to work on eligible donor identification to spread the word and encourage them to donate their plasma.

Promoting Awareness:
You can help by communicating our need for plasma donations through your established networks. The official campaign is “The Fight Is In Us.” We have digital files available to share promoting the campaign and website thefightisinus.org. Potential avenues for distributing the campaign information include:

  • Newsletters
  • Brochures
  • Social Media
  • Websites
  • Events
  • Community Signs

Hosting a Blood/Plasma Drive:
You can help by opening your facility and hosting a blood/plasma drive. Hosting a blood/plasma drive is completely safe during the pandemic. The blood center you partner with will still exercise all the same precautions they do at their own fixed sites. The mobile drives appeal to more donors by eliminating most of the travel.
For God and Country, Ray Perez, 727-412-5356, blooddonor@legionmail.org

Raymond A. Perez
Blood Donation Chair
blooddonor@legionmail.org