The link for the new form is: https://goo.gl/forms/s8ipBZeJ4kcVzf1f2 For many years now, TarValon.Net, Inc has sought meaningful ways to respond to tragedies around that world. Many times as a community we have asked, "What we can do?" As an administration we've found that an annual blood drive is the best way to respond. In 2013 in the aftermath of the Boston Bombing, we ran a Blood Drive. There were a lot of participants, but not all could during the time that it was running because they donated at a different time of the year. Nevertheless the blood drive served to support those in crisis, and helped our community with a sense of purpose. The 2013 blood drive served as a launching pad for the TarValon.net Annual Blood Drive. Donating blood saves lives, and in the aftermath of tragedies having well stocked blood banks can make all the difference. Every year since 2013 we have provided an annual blood drive to support those that give blood regularly and to encourage new donators. We recognize that this isn’t for everyone, and not everyone is able to give blood. Yet there are those that can. One of the problems that most Blood Banks run into is that people only give blood after major disasters, and usually just the once. Blood is often needed year round for minor tragedies that we never even know about. It has a short shelf life and when a major crisis hits they need every drop. TarValon.net's year-long event is designed to address these needs so that, as a community, we are preparing instead of reacting. All donations beginning January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 can be reported using the following form: >>FORM<< Data collected with this form is intended to get an accurate count of donated pints throughout 2018, you will notice only four required questions. Also, we've included a section where you can share what blood bank you donated to! This information will be used to help other members locate a local blood bank they can donate to. Blood Drive Basics: For members based in the US you can find your local donations centers through the Red-Cross Blood Bank. Canadian members, you can find your local blood donations centers through Canadian Blood Services. UK members can find local locations for blood donation through the National Blood Service. TarValon.Net members in South Africa can also find information on blood donations through the South Africa National Blood Service. Australian members can check out the Australian Red Cross Blood Service for donation information. Members in New Zealand can also check out donation resources through the New Zealand Blood Service. Members in the Netherlands can take part in registering or donating blood through the Sanquin Blood Supply. My German isn’t good, but if you’re in Germany and looking to donate a pint, the German Red Cross should be able to point you in the right direction. Members in Norway wanting to give, remember to thank Ilissa for this tip, and check out this link to register and donate!