Two dollars for two bloodmobiles?
That’s the premise behind LifeStream Blood Bank’s 2 for 2 Community Campaign, January 27-April 30.
“Two of our bloodmobiles must soon be retired because they no longer meet state and federal vehicle emission standards,” explained Rick Axelrod, MD, LifeStream’s president/CEO and medical director. “This campaign is meant to engage our entire six-county service to replace those buses, $2 at a time. The goal of 2 for 2 is to raise $500,000 so we can continue to ‘go to the donor’ and collect life-saving blood components.”
LifeStream collects a majority of blood products to assist hospital patients at remote locations including schools, churches, hospitals, businesses and government offices.
“For the benefit of those patients, it is critical to replace these bloodmobiles so collection efforts can remain in full force,” Axelrod said.
To donate toward the 2 for 2 Community Campaign, please go to www.LStream.org/newbus.
The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation has pledged a matching grant of $50,000, so public donations may be doubled.
LifeStream is an independent, nonprofit blood bank that provides blood products and services to more than 80 Southern California hospitals. For more information or to set an appointment to give the gift of life, call 800-879-4484 or visit LStream.org.
This is a press release from LifeStream
Posted: Jan. 22, 2021