Krispy Kreme is hoping to help attract more people to donate blood by giving away free donuts!
The donut chain announced they will give a dozen of their delicious glazed donuts to anyone who donates blood or platelets through January 31, 2022.
According to USA Today, the United States is currently facing ones of its worst blood supply shortages in over a decade, in part due to a lack of blood drives thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Frigid winter temps have further worsened efforts to rebuild the blood supply with the cancellation of hundreds of blood drives due to winter storms.
“Hopefully a free Original Glazed dozen will increase awareness and even mobilize those who can give blood,” Dave Skena, Krispy Kreme chief marketing officer, said in a statement reported by USA Today. “We want them to enjoy the doughnuts with our thanks but also share the doughnuts while encouraging others to roll up their sleeves.”
Starting today, help your community in the sweetest way! ❤️🏥— Krispy Kreme (@krispykreme) January 24, 2022
Valid until 1/31. Must show proof of donation. The @RedCross name and emblem are used with its permission. Find participating shops and more info here: https://t.co/vLVNYMTy7d pic.twitter.com/9MfQqJbKBK
According to USA Today, all you need to do is show proof of your blood donation and date through your donor band or sticker, or show your donor app to snag your free dozen glazed donuts at your local Krispy Kreme. There’s a limit of one free dozen per blood donation.