Statewide Blood Drive Campaign Honors Victims, Front Line Workers

    Maryland Transportation Authority Police are teaming up with other state law enforcement agencies to assist the American Red Cross in encouraging the public to donate blood during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The push to donate blood is an effort by state law enforcement employees in Maryland who want to honor the memories of those Marylanders who lost their lives to the coronavirus and honor the service of all those who help fight it.

    As part of this effort, the American Red Cross is partnering with MDTA Police, Maryland State Police, Maryland Natural Resources Police, MDOT Maryland Transit Administration Police and Maryland Capitol Police to launch the #SleevesUpMD Blood Drive. The #SleevesUpMD campaign aims to raise 150 pledges for blood donations. Blood supplies are considered to be at a critical shortage and just one donation can save as many as three people.

    To donate blood, click https://sleevesup.redcrossblood.org/campaign/marylands-state-law-enforcement-sleevesupmd-campaign/. Follow the instructions to make a reservation. A social distance-compliant reservation can be scheduled at any American Red Cross Maryland donation center.

    To see the story by Kristin Danley-Greiner as it originally appeared on Patch.com, click here

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