Join Hands with the Red Cross

A special initiative designed to support the health of communities across the country

Our communities are currently facing severe blood shortages due to the unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during the COVID-19 outbreak. The CIUS Center encourages our community to support those in need by joining our #SleevesUpwithCI campaign and committing to support your local Red Cross today!

Rise to the Challenge! According to the American Red Cross, donating blood products is essential to community health and the need for blood products is constant. As part of our nation’s critical infrastructure, healthy individuals can still donate in areas that have issued a shelter in place declaration.

“You can still go out and give blood. We’re worried about potential blood shortages in the future. Social distancing does not have to mean social disengagement.” – US Surgeon General

Make an appointment to give blood, and when you do, share a photo and your story on social media using #SleevesUpwithCI or email us directly at

Learn how to safely give blood during COVID-19 here and if you can’t give blood consider making a donation directly.