Just Ideas: Give Blood, Give Life

April 14, 2008 by

This is part two of a four-part series called “Just Ideas,” looking at ways your church can commit itself to fighting for justice and righteousness in the society around you.

Tons of churches do blood drives. It’s a great idea and a simple way to help out people in need–not to mention free juice and cookies (and Chick-fil-a coupons in my neck of the woods).

Your church is probably just as big a fan of saving lives as the next guy, so if you aren’t already sponsoring blood drives or hosting them at your church, then get on it! It’s a great way to save lives and let your community know you care. The thing about people is that if they feel like you want them to be alive, they’re a lot more likely to listen to you.

The Seventh-Day Adventists of Australia had a marketing campaign this year called “ucan2.” The premise is simple: Jesus gave his blood during the Easter season for us, you can too. They encouraged all their members to give blood in the lead-up to Easter to celebrate what Christ did for us. It’s a great marketing campaign with a great cause behind it.

If you’re interested, the Red Cross is a great place to start, as they provide resources to tell you how to sponsor a blood drive.

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Joshua Cody

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One Response to “Just Ideas: Give Blood, Give Life”

  • Matt Holley
    April 16, 2008

    We frequently have blood drives here at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, but I did bring up the fact that we could publicize it so much better. Right now we only put a blurb in our weekly bulletin, but I was inspired by your post to make a bigger deal about it. Thanks for the challenge.

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