Earlier today, Coffee Memorial Blood Center in Amarillo sent out a press release outlining how you can help them in supporting the people of Ukraine. The best part? You can save lives locally and abroad.

How You Can Help People In Ukraine While In Amarillo

There are several ways you can help out, and Coffee Memorial Blood Center is giving you one more option. All you need to do is donate blood.

Through March 31, Coffee Memorial Blood Center will make a $10 donation to the Global Blood Fund for each donor who foregoes getting the t-shirt. The Global Blood Fund is a charity that is supporting blood banks in Ukraine.

Coffee Memorial Blood Center
Coffee Memorial Blood Center

All Aspects Of Life Are Being Affected In Ukraine, Including Blood Banks...

...is how the press release puts it. In the release, Coffee Memorial Blood Center points out that just last week a Ukrainian blood center was hit by artillery shelling. In the shelling, one donor was killed. Three others were injured.

An Opportunity For You To Help Locally, And Globably

Donors of all blood types are needed. You are able to give blood every 56 days. You can donate platelets every 7 days, up to 24 times in a year.

To get more information and check requirements, you can go online to yourbloodinstitute.org. You can also call 806-331-8833 to get more information and make an appointment at Coffee Memorial Blood Center to make a donation.

Usually, donating takes only an hour of your time. A single donation can save up to three lives, and during this event you can help save even more.

15 Ways You Can Help People in Ukraine Right Now

As Americans watch events unfold in Ukraine, many wonder how they can help. Below is a list of organizations responding to the crisis in Ukraine along with information on how you can support their various missions. 

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