A shortage of blood and donors
Chances are, you know someone who has needed a transfusion. Cancer patients, trauma victims, surgery patients, newborn babies and birthing mothers all have need, but the blood supply is running dangerously low.
Every two seconds someone needs blood
During the past four years, new donors have decreased by about 80,000 each year
Only about 3% of the US population donates blood
The Missing Types drive
The American Red Cross, in cooperation with corporate partners, is working to restock the blood supply and recruit 370,000 new blood donors. Between June 11 and July 3, you’ll see organizations across the country pitching in to raise awareness by modifying the letters A, B and O in their logos and signage. There are many ways you can help. You can spread the word on social media. You can volunteer at a blood drive. But the most important thing you can do is to join thousands of IBMers across the country, roll up your sleeves and give blood.
Schedule your donation
There are blood drives happening in your area right now. Find a location and time that work for you and make your appointment today.
Share #MissingType on your networks
Help spread this lifesaving message by reaching out to your friends, family and coworkers.
Corporate responsibility at IBM
IBM is one of the American Red Cross’s top 30 corporate blood drive hosts, but it’s not the only way we’re trying to make a difference. From local volunteerism to challenges like Call for Code and major global initiatives for education, medicine and the environment, we believe that our technology, our expertise and our people can be a force for good in the world.