The United States is experiencing a catastrophic blood shortage, and the Red Cross is encouraging people of all blood types to donate.
Donors of blood, platelets, or plasma will receive a coupon for a free Zaxby’s signature sandwich during October. Donors who do not live near a Zaxby’s location will receive a $5 e-gift card to any shop.
The American Red Cross recently began a drive to increase the number of African-American blood donors in order to aid people suffering from sickle cell anemia. Over 100,000 people in the United States have sickle cell disease, the majority of whom are Black. Patients frequently require routine blood transfusions but may develop an immunological reaction to blood that is not closely matched to their own, the Red Cross reports.
The information below pertains to a Red Cross blood drive that will take place in the Brookline region in the coming weeks. Additional Red Cross blood drives in a larger area can be found here.
- Sunday, October 03, 2021: 08:30 a.m. – 01:30 p.m., Temple Beth Zion, 1566 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in generally good condition in the majority of jurisdictions; however, several states allow 16-year-olds to donate with parental authorization. Donors aged 18 and under must adhere to specific height and weight limits.