American Internet Tech donates to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (January 2022)

American Internet Tech donates to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (January 2022)

American Internet Tech wishes you a happy and healthy 2022!

New Year’s Eve, which used to be celebrated globally with a free-spirited wildness, felt instead like a case of deja vu, with the fast-spreading omicron variant again filling hospitals. The mostly muted New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world ushered in the fourth calendar year framed by the global pandemic. More than 285 million people have been infected by the coronavirus worldwide since late 2019 and more than 5 million have died.

In the United States, officials took a mixed approach to the year-end revelry: nixing the audience at a countdown concert in Los Angeles, scaling it back in New York yet going full speed ahead in Las Vegas, where thousands turned up for a fireworks show on the Strip that was threatened by gusty winds but went off as scheduled. President Joe Biden noted the losses and uncertainty caused by the pandemic but said: “We’re persevering. We’re recovering.”

With all this craziness around, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital celebrates the National Blood Donor Month. They are also experiencing a nationwide blood product shortage and need the help of generous donors like all of us.

The roles of the St. Jude Therapeutic Apheresis and Blood Donor Center are directly linked to needs of the patients of the hospital. The blood product most in demand at St. Jude are the precious platelets. Patients receiving chemotherapy very often see their platelet-producing bone marrow cells damaged by the process. It is therefore imperative to have a constant supply of platelets since they act as the body’s clotting factor.

While all blood donations are gifts, those who stop by the hospital to donate have the added assurance of knowing their donations never leave the campus and will go directly to helping the children there.

American Internet Tech admires and supports the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and their incredible work and has proceeded to one more monthly donation.

Happy New Year!!!