In response to the crisis in Ukraine, The Coastal Bend Blood Center has partnered with the Blood Centers of America to support the Ukraine Relief Program to get Ukrainians the help they need. Though limitations prevent local blood centers from being able to provide blood directly to Ukraine, the program will provide monetary donations to aid in replacing equipment and supplies.
From April 4th through April 8th, $10 will be donated directly to Ukraine Blood Banks in honor of every person who successfully donates blood at The Coastal Bend Blood Center. Ukraine has faced devastating loss over the last few months, most recently the complete destruction of a blood center. This resulted in the complete loss of equipment and supplies, which the country is now struggling to recover from.
With the recent destruction of a blood center in Ukraine, there has been a devastating total loss of equipment and supplies that are necessary for the lives of Ukrainian citizens. Donations through this program will directly benefit blood collection efforts in the war-torn country.
“Ukraine Blood Centers are relied upon now more than ever, with mass traumas and casualties daily, they are still on the front lines trying to hold blood drives, recruit and collect blood donors, process, test and deliver blood to people whose lives are depending on it,” says Coastal Bend Blood Center’s President & CEO, Corey Survant.
To schedule an appointment to donate blood visit the Coastal Bend Blood Center website or call (361) 855-4943.