In spite of the success that we have had with both of these programs, as Humanists, we think that we can help our community even more. Our next proposed project is to host a community blood drive. Gainesville is home to two major hospitals, Shands and the North Florida Regional Medical Center, both of which provide care to patients potentially in need of blood transfusions.
|Teka – 18 year old woman with sickle cell anemia|
A recent article in the Gainesville Sun discussed the decrease in blood donations for the city each summer, as students from the University of Florida head home between semesters. Blood donors are needed year round, and now is the prime time to help meet the needs of our community members.
|Hailey – 4 year old leukemia patient|
Stay tuned for updates including the date, time, and location of our upcoming blood drive!