For Immediate Release
March 30, 2017
SACRAMENTO, CA – Throughout April, blood donors can save the lives of patients in need by giving blood with BloodSource, while also helping Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada grant life-changing wishes for children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.
BloodSource will track the number of blood donations received at all 15 BloodSource Donor Centers and up to 100 community blood drives during the month. For each blood donation, BloodSource will make a monetary donation to Make-A-Wish®, up to a grand total of $7,500.
“BloodSource and Make-A-Wish® share many traits in common,” said Erin Frye, marketing manager for BloodSource. “Many children that have received blood during their treatments have also received a wish from Make-A-Wish®. Similar to blood transfusions, wishes granted by Make-A-Wish® provide children with hope, happiness and a new life.”
“We are honored that BloodSource has chosen Make-A-Wish as the beneficiary for this campaign. The funds raised will go directly to granting a local child’s life-changing wish,” said Make-A-Wish CEO Jennifer Stolo.
Donors can also make an additional donation to Make-A-Wish®. Donors can simply log onto my.bloodsource.org and donate their MyBloodSource Rewards to Make-A-Wish®, helping the organization grant even more wishes for children.
To schedule a donation appointment, please visit bloodsource.org or call 866.822.5663.
Make-A-Wish® of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada was established in 1983 as one of the early local chapters of Make-A-Wish® America, which is the leading wish-granting organization in the country. Since then, it has granted more than 6,000 wishes to children within its 37-county service area. The mission of Make-A-Wish® is to grant wishes to children, age 2 ½ to 18, with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human spirit with hope, strength, and joy. For more information about Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada, call 916.437.0206 or visit www.necannv.wish.org.
Since 1948, BloodSource® has saved countless lives through the generosity of its passionate volunteer donor base. Established as a not-for-profit community blood bank, BloodSource® provides blood and medical expertise to hospitals throughout Northern and Central California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern Nevada and around the world. Donors can save lives in many ways at BloodSource®, through source plasma, platelets, transfusable plasma or whole blood donation. BloodSource continues to evolve as a leader in blood and transfusion medicine for quality and innovation. Together, we do save lives.