3M, American Red Cross launch 4th annual Nexcare blood drive


ST. PAUL, Minn. — 3M on Monday announced the fourth annual Nexcare give program, a nationwide initiative that in partnership with the American Red Cross helps raise awareness around the need for blood donations.

“We are so grateful to all donors for their lifesaving work. Each blood donation can help save up to three lives, so what better way to serve your community than by giving blood regularly,” said Dan Waxman, president of America’s Blood Centers.

This year, the Nexcare give program reminds people that “Giving Blood is Timeless” through a collection of limited-edition bandage designs inspired by trends from past decades. The World Health Organization’s World Blood Donor Day is June 14. Nexcare give bandages will be distributed at blood centers nationwide that week, beginning Monday, June 11. The bandage collection also is available by going to Nexcaregive.com.

The limited edition collection of Nexcare give Bandages features patterns based on iconic trends of decades past. Inspired by fashion, design and pop culture from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, the 2012 Nexcare give bandage collection will serve as a nostalgic reminder for current and potential donors that “Giving Blood is Timeless.” The collection includes designs ranging from retro polka dots and tie-dye to grunge plaid.

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