PIKESVILLE, MD – Maryland State Police are joining other state law enforcement agencies to help the American Red Cross encourage the public to donate blood during the coronavirus pandemic. The Push to Donate Blood is an effort by Maryland State Law Enforcement workers who want to honor the memory of those Marylanders who lost their lives to COVID-19 and honor the service of all who help fight it.
In this effort, the American Red Cross is partnering with Maryland State Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Maryland Natural Resources Police, Maryland Transit Police Administration and the Maryland Capitol Police to start the #SleevesUpMD blood drive. The #SleevesUpMD campaign aims to collect 150 pledges for blood donation. The blood supply is critical and one selfless and life-saving donation can save up to three people. Those who join this effort encourage all Maryland law enforcement, first responders and citizens to help us achieve this goal.
“The commitment to public service and the saving of lives demonstrated daily by the men and women of the State Police of Maryland goes well beyond the enforcement of traffic and criminal laws,” Maryland State Police Superintendent Col. Woodrow Jones III said. “Our employees are always on the lookout for opportunities to serve and help our citizens, especially in these difficult days. This blood drive is a great way for us to give back to our communities in a tangible way. All of our state law enforcement agencies are proud to join this rescue effort. ”
To donate your life-saving gift, click https://sleevesup.redcrossblood.org/campaign/marylands-state-law-enforcement-sleevesupmd-campaign/. Follow the instructions to make a reservation easy and convenient for you. A social distancing reservation can be scheduled at any American Red Cross donation center in Maryland.