The church member donations come amid a blood supply emergency announced by NYBC. From May 9, the organization reported that the inventory is low for all blood types. Ideally, the center would have a 5-7 day blood supply. Currently, however, blood types O and B have dropped to a level of 1-2 days.
“This time of year always tends to be difficult for the blood supply, with spring school holidays and increased travel making blood donations less of a priority,” said Andrea Cefarelli, Senior Executive Director of NYBC. “These factors now coincide with rising COVID cases and a potential fifth wave of the pandemic.”
The latest news comes amid a national blood supply shortage that has been in the headlines since the start of 2022. Pix 11 reported that the NYBC previously collected 50 pints of blood in a typical day. By January 2022he collected only seven or eight pints a day.
Inspired to save lives and raise awareness, SCJ members from New York jumped at the chance to donate blood. The church hopes others will be encouraged to do the same.
Donations made in New York track the collective blood donation of over 18,478 SCJ members by South Korea. All certificates and tickets collected during the two-week donation period will be donated to the Korean Red Cross. So far, donation tickets worth nearly $100,000 have been collected.
SCJ members have stepped up their blood donations since 2020. Following a request by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, members donated plasma at a time when Covid-19 treatments were not yet available. available.
“I was deeply moved when 6,000 church members donated plasma for the development of a treatment for COVID-19 in 2020,” an official from Green Cross Korea said. “Once again, I would like to express my gratitude to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, which has stepped forward in times of national crisis.”
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