We are coming up to the giving season and in true giving spirit, we are launching the APA Blood Drive!
This is a campaign to encourage everyone in the parkour community (who can) to donate blood.
According to the Red Cross, 1 in 3 Australians will need donated blood, but only 1 in 30 make a donation. The aim of our blood drive is to get as many as possible into the habit of donating blood/ plasma/ platelets regularly, which is very much in the be strong to be useful spirit of parkour.
We are launching this through social media, so please get involved by donating or getting a group to donate together AND by bragging about it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (and whatever else the kids are playing with these days)!
We are sad to recognise that unfortunately not all people are able to donate (due to illness, injury, phobia, religion, travel requirements, or restrictions against queer men from donating blood). We hope all of you who can’t donate yourself will help by spreading the word through your social media networks and we hope for change in the future to allow all to donate.
WHAT TO DO
– Go to www.donateblood.com.au/donate and make an appointment to donate blood
– If you have a donor number, register yourself with our Red25 group, by going to www.donateblood.com.au/red25/join-group and searching for Australian Parkour Association. (If it’s your first time donating, you can do this at/ after your appointment.
– When you donate blood, take a selfie and share it with the hashtag #APAblooddrive, to encourage all your pals to join in. (Along with other blood and parkour related ones like #save3lives, #donateblood, #bestrongtobeuseful, #australianparkour