With blood donations at a 15-year low, one group decided to action all around the world, including here in Naperville.
More than 200 volunteers of the “We Love You Foundation gave blood at the local Lifesource Blood Center. The foundation is an international, community service organization with the goal of helping mankind all around the world.
“The mission of the We Love You Foundation is to spread mother’s love,” said Lindsey Moeller, a volunteer with the group. “When we realize that everybody in this world is truly one family, just born in different areas, then we’re able to give mother’s love to them with whatever they might need.”
In one day, the group held a blood drive in more than 150 countries around the globe.
“As the organization says, ‘We love you’ so what’s the greatest gift you can give to your fellow mankind? It’s to give them life,” said Timothy Woltz, also a volunteer.
According to the American Red Cross quantities of donated blood are short partly because many drives have been cancelled as a result of summer storms and extreme heat.
Yet every day, thousands of people need blood, including accident victims, children with blood disorders, and cancer patients.
To donate you can call Lifesource at (877) 543-3768 to schedule an appointment.
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