LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 14, 2019--
Herbalife Nutrition (NYSE:HLF), a premier global nutrition company,
today announced it will join the American Red Cross and other
organizations, celebrities and influencers in support of the Missing
Types campaign by removing the letters representing the main blood
groups — A, B and O — from its logo, to illustrate the critical role
blood donations play in patient care. The Campaign runs from June 11
through June 30. The Company will also help raise awareness for the
blood donation need through its social media channels, and among its
employees, independent distributors and customers.
“For more than 20 years, Herbalife Nutrition has proudly supported the
American Red Cross with local, national and global initiatives,
fostering a partnership built on the shared principles and values of
helping others,” said Dr. John Agwunobi, co-president and chief health
and nutrition officer at Herbalife Nutrition.
According to the Red Cross, only three out of 100 people in the U.S.
give blood. Compounding the shortage, summer is one of the most
challenging times of the year to collect blood and platelet donations
because schools that host blood drives are on summer break. Yet patients
do not get a vacation from needing lifesaving blood during the summer
months. Blood and platelets are needed for accident and burn victims,
heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving
treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease.
“The American Red Cross relies on blood donations to ensure lifesaving
blood is available to patients whenever and wherever they may need it,”
said Neal Litvack, chief marketing officer at the American Red Cross.
“We’re so grateful to have partners like Herbalife Nutrition supporting
our Missing Types campaign to help educate broad audiences on the
importance of donating blood to help save lives.”
To ensure that lifesaving blood products are available when and where
they are needed, Herbalife Nutrition urges individuals to roll up a
sleeve and give by regularly hosting blood collection events at its
offices. In conjunction with the Missing Types campaign, there are four
blood collection events scheduled in the United States, two in South
America, and nine in the Company’s Asia Pacific region. A virtual
blood drive will direct employees, distributors and other donors,
who are not able to attend one of the scheduled events, to a donation
center nearest to them. Current scheduled events in the United States
United States Blood Drives
- Friday, June 7 at the Torrance offices in Torrance, CA: 9:30 am
- 3:30 pm
- Thursday, June 13 at LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles:10:00 am -
- Tuesday, June 18 at Carson Distribution Center in Carson, CA:
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
- Tuesday, June 18 at Herbalife Innovation & Manufacturing,
Winston-Salem, NC: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Support for the American Red Cross and those they help extends beyond
financial support with Herbalife Nutrition employees having participated
in more than 60 blood drives held at Herbalife Innovation and
Manufacturing facilities in Lake Forest and Winston Salem, Carson
Distribution Center, Torrance and LA Live offices. Results from these
drives, combined with the donations collected from Herbalife Nutrition’s
sponsorship of a bloodmobile that serves Southern California, could
potentially save thousands of lives.
In addition to supporting the campaign, Kristy Appelhans, MS, NMD and
senior director of global post-market medical surveillance at Herbalife
Nutrition, serves as a member of the American Red Cross Los Angeles
Regional Board of Directors, and the Company provides in-kind donations
of Protein Deluxe Bars to 120 Red Cross blood donation service centers
across the U.S. The Company’s independent distributors and employees
also generously donate to support U.S. and international relief efforts.
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About Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.
Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to
make the world healthier and happier. The Company has been on a mission
for nutrition - changing people's lives with great nutrition products
and programs - since 1980. Herbalife Nutrition offers high-quality,
science-backed products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife
Nutrition Independent Distributor, and a supportive community that
inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Herbalife Nutrition's targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and
fitness and personal care products are available through its Independent
Distributors in more than 90 countries.
Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation, a
non-profit organization that assists community organizations focused on
providing good nutrition. Herbalife Nutrition is also proud to sponsor
more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe.
Herbalife Nutrition has more than 8,300 employees worldwide. To learn
more, visit IAmHerbalifeNutrition.com.
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