Thursday, May 13, 2021



Janice Zajchowski, an Oracle Account Executive, is committed to Analytical software. She selected analytics as her focus due to the ability to provide hard ROIs to her customers. Janice Zajchowski has been highly successful in her field. She has earned several awards, Top Analytics Account Executive in North America in 2011. Janice Zajchowski also actively participates in various volunteer efforts. One of the organizations she holds highly is the American Red Cross.

The American Red Cross is very well known worldwide. The American Red Cross was established in 1881 out of NY. The American Red Cross provides over 30% of blood donations in the US. Hospitals and community blood centers offer close to 70% of all donations. 

The American Red Cross is committed to veterans, military personnel, and their families for the service they provide to our country. Their commitment dates back to the Spanish-American War, which was over 135 years ago. The American Red Cross has served over 1 million military families since 2011. The American Red Cross's serves are available 24X7. They have been provided services at their homes, military bases, and military hospitals in over 35 installations worldwide. The benefits are both provided when they are in the US and during deployment. There is also a focus on continuing these services as they transition to veterans.  

In June 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration updated its blood donation policy for active military, veterans, and their families. Previously the military members were not allowed to donate blood. The reason was that these military member spent time in countries where 'mad cow disease' or also known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD). The FDA has simplified its standards, realizing that the low risk of transmission and the regions deployed as low risk. Now millions of military members can donate blood.

Many of our military members were eager and willing to give blood, but they were unable to donate due to serving our country. They felt donating was a selfless gesture that could have a high impact on humanity. Numerous military members had blood donating engrained in their upbrings from prior generations. To them, donating is an emotionally positive experience. As a result, many military members felt like they want to make up for the lost time. Some are even donating close to double of their prior commitments. As a result, they feel that they are saving lives.  

There are still some restrictions in place based on location and duration of time spent in certain countries. For example, if a military member was stationed in the UK between 1980 and 1996, they could not donate. 

Please download the Red Cross Blood Donor App for more information on giving blood; visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. If you were previously unable to donate blood due to these restrictions and are healthy, please contact the Donor Support Center at 1-866-236-3276 to update your donor profile.   

These policy changes serve as an essential step toward ensuring a safe and sufficient blood supply is readily available for patients in need both in the US and worldwide.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021


Janice Zajchowski a seasoned software account executive with over a decade of experience managing Fortune 10 accounts for Oracle.  Janice Zajchowski is Boston-based and also is a philanthropist who volunteers for several local non-profit organizations.  One organization close to her heart is Boston Cares. 

Boston Cares is an organization the recruits volunteers to engage in the community.   Boston Cares leads and trains volunteers to help accomplish goals that have a positive impact on individuals.  They partner with schools and organizations to identify and prioritize the needs of the Boston community. 

Through their positive efforts and impact, they inspire and gain additional volunteers.  As the organization grows, it further heightens the importance of the community's needs and activities.

The Boston Cares Bed Project has several core goals.  Some of their goals include ensuring that young people succeed by impacting their environments both from an educational and recreational perspective. Providing tutoring to adults to overcome poverty, ensure culture and environment preservation, contribute to the community's health and wellness, provide shelter and food, and respond to emergencies.

One of its flagship projects is the Boston Cares Bed Project. The Boston Cares Bed Project has a long history.  It was initiated in 2014 and has engaged volunteers and companies.  The goal is to construct a twin or toddler bed frame from start to finish.  The built beds are then distributed to organizations that help individuals transitioning out of homelessness. The Boston Care Bed project has constructed close to 2000 beds since its inception. 

Boston Cares Bed project is rewarding to the community and their volunteers.   Volunteers get to work in a team-building environment and have fun at the same time.  They also get to see the fruits of their labor through the construction of a bed.  For organizations, they get to contribute by hosting sites where these beds are distributed. It is an uplifting event for all the employees.   Finally, these beds are essential to individuals transitioning out of the struggle with homelessness. 

Of the 13,000 families experiencing homelessness, children under 18 make up over 50 percent in Massachusetts.  A sad but realistic statistic.

It is critical to experience a good night's sleep as it can lead to long-term issues.  Studies have proven that insufficient sleep can impact the physical and emotional health of children. Poor sleep can interfere with normal growth and development.  Underachievement and behavioral problems at school, depression, anxiety, and social interaction can result.  Besides the emotional impact of sleep insufficiencies, physical issues such as diabetes, obesity, and the ability to fight off infections can result.

The lack of something as simple as a soft, warm bed that a child can call their own space can have a long-term impact on a child's physical and mental capabilities.  

The Boston Bed Project is one of several or organizations nationwide that has recognized the critical need for beds.  Numerous other organizations offer free beds and furniture to low-income families.  Low-income families may also want to reach out to Cribs for Kids, Bed4Kids, Furniture for Families, local churches, and non-profit organizations. 

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