Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood. Winter months are some of the most critical times of the year for the nation’s blood supply. Our members – more than anyone – understand the need for donating blood. That’s why we are partnering with the American Red Cross to host blood drives during the month of February.

Hosting a blood drive with the Red Cross is easy and a great way for affiliates to give back to the community and engage members to support a lifesaving cause, and our IAFF-Red Cross co-branded toolkit has all the materials and resources your local needs for a successful blood drive.

If your local is unable to host a blood drive, you can still participate by signing up to donate blood through the IAFF SleevesUp campaign, which lists scheduled blood drives in your area. The Red Cross can also help you create your own SleevesUp campaign for you, your crew or your local.

Solidify your role as the voice of public health and safety – sign up to host a blood drive. A Red Cross representative will contact you to help your local throughout the entire blood drive planning process.