Greetings Wildcard Army!
Helping others without having to do anything but donate a small amount of time, and a small amount of blood seems to be a no-brainer right? That being said, we'd like to have another great turnout for our Wildcard Blood Drive on the 20th!
Wildcard Hockey Night was a great success! We had a turnout of 200, and everyone had a blast skating on the ice after the game. We have some plans for more fun events to help us raise money, which in turn helps children and families who could use a little help from us. Although those events cost money, our blood drives only cost time. About an hour in & out the door to be exact. With that, please read below as it still remains very true for us everytime we have a Blood Donor event.
While Nixon was in the hospital he received numerous blood & platelet transfusions. I remember thinking at the time that I wish I could find out whose blood it was and give them a hug for literally helping to keep my boy alive. For Nixon it wasn’t a choice, it was a necessity to stay alive. On the other end of the spectrum, for that stranger it was a choice and not a necessity. I would just sit there staring at the bag of dark red liquid pumping into Nixon drop by drop, and wonder if the stranger knew the impact they had on my family’s life while s/he was out there doing whatever it is s/he does in his/her normal life.
Besides donating your organs when you perish, I can’t think of anything more selfless and easy to do for someone else’s livelihood. It doesn’t cost anything but your time, a little poke, and it literally can help save a life. With that, we have set up a few time slots on October 19th to donate blood for the patients of CHOC (Childrens Hospital of Orange County). We encourage you to join us help sick children by giving up little pieces of ourselves. It’s quick, easy, and free. All it costs is a little bit of time.
Please hit the “Contact Us” button at the bottom of our website to let us know what time slot you’ll be coming, or call/text the number given. If you have any questions hit this FAQ’s to see the requirements and such. We look forward to seeing you!