There's an emoji for just about everything... except a blood donor

Wed, January 10, 2018 4:21 PM | Steve Bolton

Millions of individuals text emojis every minute of every day, to equal over a billion. Globally, 112.5 million blood donations are collected each year, according to World Health Organizations. We think it’s time those millions of donors get the recognition they deserve, starting with their own special emoji.

The international #BloodDonorEmoji campaign is sponsored by Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, the nonprofit blood center serving the Piedmont region of North and South Carolina. CBCC believes that together, we can shine a spotlight on the incredible volunteers who so generously give of themselves in such a remarkable way. We can raise awareness about the tremendous and constant demand for blood donors as we work to better support the needs of hospitals and patients in our own communities around the world.

“This isn’t an effort in the interest of any single blood supplier or group, but an effort to bring recognition and awareness to blood donation and the donors that give, around the world."  said Martin Grable President and CEO of Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. "Social media and texting have become integral to reaching and moving people to action in a pictorial language universally understood.  Recognizing the need, we hope everyone will join in and sign the petition.”

To learn more and sign the petition, click here.

ADRP, an International Division of America's Blood Centers, is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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