CPXample, the philanthropic division of CPX Interactive, is interested in saving lives—literally.
On Wednesday, May 29th, dozens of CPX Interactive employees will donate a pint of their own blood—blood that will be used in local hospitals for patients with cancer or uses like surgery during the month of June. As blood can be split into red blood cells, platelets, and plasma—each donation has the potential to save up to three lives.
"I don't like needles!"...said pretty much everyone
On Thursday, May 16, nearly 50 CPXers showed their strong stomachs as they sat through a short educational session about blood donations during CPX’s weekly “Free Lunch Thursday.”
There is no known substitute for blood and red blood cells are only good for 42 days (platelets only last 5 days!), so donations are needed regularly. Shortages are common during summer holidays, so CPX is helping by hosting a blood drive during the week following Memorial Day.
If you live in New York City and would like to donate, let us know! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be glad to send you details of how you can attend. You’ll meet a bunch of cool people and do something good. You’ll even learn your blood type a few weeks after your donation. And if the experience was rewarding and positive, you should know that you’re eligible to donate every 56 days at one of several New York Blood Center locations.
Hope to see you on Wednesday!
Yesterday, Oklahoma was struck by a massive tornado. Today, we are saddened by the destruction and devastation of the storm. President Barack Obama declared Oklahoma as a major disaster area and that federal aid will be helping state and local efforts.
In addition, there are ways that everyone can contribute to help Oklahoma in this difficult time. We have compiled a list of organizations that are accepting donations to help this cause:
The Red Cross has opened shelters in Moore, Oklahoma for those affected by the storm. The Red Cross has expressed the best way to donate is through their website, or text REDCROSS to 90999. You can follow them on Twitter at @redcrossokc.
The Salvation Army has responded to the disaster by sending in response teams and mobile feeding units. You can donate via their website, phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY or text STORM to 80888 to donate $10. You can follow them on Twitter at @salvationarmy.
Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based relief agency, is also accepting donations via their website, phone at 1-800-678-7255 or text AID to 50555 to donate $10. You can follow them on Twitter at @OperationUSA.
Feeding America will be delivering truckloads of food to the disaster area. For each dollar donated, eight meals will be provided for those in need. You can donate online here. You can follow them on Twitter at @FeedingAmerica.
You can also donate to any of these organizations with your United or Continental air miles through the United Airlines Charity Miles program.
Stay updated on how you can help by following CPXample on Twitter at @CPXample and Facebook.