State law enforcement agencies launch SleevesUpMD blood donation campaign

Posted at 2:07 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 14:09:23-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland State Police and other state law enforcement agencies are launching a blood donation campaign with the American Red Cross, amid an ongoing shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It's called SleevesUpMD, and it aims to honor the memories of Marylanders who lost their lives to coronavirus and to thank those on the front lines helping to fight it.

“The commitment to public service and saving lives exhibited daily by the men and women of the Maryland State Police goes far beyond the enforcement of traffic and criminal laws,” Maryland State Police Superintendent, Colonel Woodrow Jones III, said. “Our employees are always on the alert for opportunities to serve and assist our citizens, especially during these challenging days. This blood drive is a great way for us to give back to our communities in a tangible way. All of our state law enforcement agencies are proud to join together in this lifesaving effort.”

The goal is to sign up 150 pledges to donate.

If you're interested, you can schedule a time to donate by clicking here.