PARSIPPANY — The American Red Cross estimates that approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the US to serve medical needs across the United States, but the current blood supply is well short of that demand.
In support of fulfilling this need BAPS Charities held its annual blood donation drive on Sunday, August 26, in Parsippany. Over 36 individuals donated 31 pints of blood during the event.
Building on years of experience in conducting large-scale comprehensive Health Fairs and Blood Donation Drives, BAPS Charities’ volunteers organized the effort in conjunction with partnering local medical organizations. Blood donation guidelines and statistics were provided to potential donors to increase awareness of the critical need for various forms of blood components and its impact.
The American Red Cross estimates that one pint of blood can help save three lives. The over 40 BAPS Charities blood donation drives held across the United States aimed to assist in that valuable endeavor. BAPS Charities continues its decades-long efforts in helping to save lives through health education, no-cost medical fairs, and blood donation drives.
BAPS Charities is a global charity active in nine countries across five continents. Volunteers drive its efforts, dedicating a portion of their lives in selfless service of others, both in their local neighborhoods as well as globally. Working in five key areas, BAPS Charities aims to express a spirit of selfless service through Health Awareness, Educational Services, Humanitarian Relief, Environmental Protection & Preservation and Community Empowerment. From organizing Walkathons that raise funds for local and global needs, to supporting humanitarian relief in times of urgent need; from hosting community health fairs to sustaining hospitals and schools in developing countries, BAPS Charities provides an opportunity for individuals wishing to serve locally and globally.