Do you have a mother, father, sister, or brother? Are you someone’s husband, wife, daughter, or son? If you answered yes to either of these questions, the Red Cross has one thing to ask you: Are you ready to make a difference? Because they’re challenging America to fill the Grand Canyon with blood and they need your help!

April 5, 2015. 5.45 trillion cubic yards of bodily fluid. Let’s do this.

Fact: If every person in America gives just one pint of their own blood, there’s no limit to how high we can fill the Grand Canyon. Together, we can cover the deepest strata. Together, we can overflow the highest cliff! By the end of the month, if you’re up to the task, we can have hot waves of iron-rich blood breaking on the desert floor.


Did you know that just a single donation to the Red Cross can raise the level of plasma by a fraction of an inch? Think what a difference three or four could make.

All it takes is 10 to 15 minutes of your time. Simply go into one of the thousands of donation vehicles lined up along the canyon’s mile-high drop, make an appointment with a certified nurse, and boom: done. Easy. That’s a small price to pay so someone can dump your transfusion into the canyon.

So what are you waiting for? Go on your lunch break! Tell your friends and family. Do you want to sit in your chair all day, or do you want to tell your children about the time you helped fill the Grand Canyon to the brim with healthy donor blood?


To get involved, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, and start making a difference today!