Iron Brush Tattoo and Body Piercings Hosts Blood Drives for NCBB
A tattoo parlor might seem like an unlikely place for a blood drive, but at Iron Brush Tattoo and Body Piercings, it has been wildly successful. In just two years, Iron Brush welcomed 95 new donors and collected 245 units of blood for the Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB; NCBB.org).
Individuals receiving a tattoo or piercing may be eligible to donate blood after seven days, and Iron Brush saw it as an opportunity to help the community.
“Any organization can host a blood drive,” said Kari Lundeen at NCBB. “We partner with more than 120 groups. Blood drives are a great way to give back and ensure blood is on hand for local hospitals.”
Hosting a blood drive is easy. Nebraska Community Blood Bank provides marketing materials, supplies, and conducts the blood drive; your organization provides a location and helps recruit donors. Visit NCBB.org or email blooddrives@NCBB.org for more information.