What We Do

The James and Gina Giordano Foundation was created to provide financial assistance to families in need who are of Catholic faith and/or who have an association to a blood disorder, such as Thalassemia.

Our mission is to financially help people in the Catholic community who are temporarily experiencing financial hardships so that they can reduce their stressors and overcome the difficulties they are facing. 

We provide financial assistance to those who have an association to a blood disorder so they can afford medication and treatment practices and/or find ways to make improvements to their lives.

Blood Drives

Many thalassemia patients depend on blood transfusions to survive and thrive, and we are so grateful to each and every blood donor and to those who organize blood drives.

Donating blood is one of the easiest ways to help save lives. In fact, each pint of blood donated can save up to three lives! All you have to do is make an appointment at your local blood bank (see links below).

To have an even greater impact, you can organize a blood drive and invite the community to help boost the local blood supply. Every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion, but unfortunately there is often a great shortage of blood available. Blood drives help to alleviate these blood shortages by providing large quantities of blood in short amounts of time.

Blood banks make the process of hosting a blood drive easy. They will bring the medical personnel and necessary equipment. You just need to find a suitable location and invite as many people as you can to sign up.  If you are planning a blood drive, contact CAF by emailing info@thalassemia.org so we can share the event details with the community. Be sure send us some pictures so everyone can see all of the inspiring heroes!

Find Your Local Blood Bank to Donate Blood

Tips for Blood Donors

Organize a Blood Drive


News & Events


Yahoo! Life: What’s Behind the Current Blood Shortage? Here’s What You Need to Know About This ‘Often-Invisible Emergency’

Yahoo! Life recently interviewed Ellen Klapper, MD, director of Transfusion Medicine and Blood Donor Services at Cedars-Sinai, about what is causing a...


America’s blood supply is in crisis. Here’s how school blood drives can help

After declaring a national blood shortage and announcing that the United States’ blood supply has fallen to “critically low levels,” the American...


Red Cross announces emergency blood shortage, calls on Americans to donate

The American Red Cross said Monday it is experiencing an emergency blood shortage. According to the humanitarian organization, it is seeing...


Blood Shortage Continues, Please Give Blood Now

The American Red Cross declared a national blood shortage on Sept. 11, citing a critically low blood supply level that...

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