We are a group of Asian American high school students from the Puget Sound Area. Under the guidance of former mayor and current city councilman Conrad Lee, we’ve created this project with the sole purpose of increasing blood donorship.
To achieve this, we work alongside other organizations such as BloodworksNW and are always actively spreading our message. We believe that all people deserve the ability to lead a fulfilling life, regardless of blood condition.
Why we started the project?
Our mission is to educate the community, especially the Asian community, about the process and benefits of donating blood, and ultimately recruit more blood donors through our partnership with Bloodworks NW. Each blood donation can save a life, but a huge portion of the public doesn’t grasp how much their donations matter. Our team is pursuing the route to change that.
What we have done:
Our project has accomplished many things within a short timeframe. To initiate our project, we created and presented a presentation outlining our goals for our partnership with BloodworksNW to members of the Pathway Foundation. We have also partnered and distributed information regarding blood donation in the form of infographics to numerous organizations, including NWCS, FYCD, Sea Moms Club, and the Seattle Chinese News. In addition, through social media platforms like Instagram and WeChat, our project has been able to reach over 10,000 people, helping to further extend our reach to members of our community. Through personal contact, we have already gotten 20 people to donate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What we will do:
Our project has big plans for the future. First off, we will resume our internship tours of BloodworksNW to further everyone’s understanding of the donation process. From that, we hope to launch our #PathOfBlood collage message as our main marketing material. We will be using it to personally attract donors to the pop-up blood drives we plan to hold among organizations, such as Northwest Chinese School and Microsoft. With the partnerships we have gained thus far, we hope to hold conferences to educate and engage more people on blood donations. Additionally, we will partner along with Civics Club to educate highschoolers about blood donations.