Contributed by Cynthia Smith
What does it take for you to survive the day?
For some people survival is a much more serious prospect. Local hospital patients count on volunteer blood donors like you to make their survival possible.
Here are some facts you may not know:
You can make a difference this fall whether you are a longtime donor or have never given blood before. Please join us at our next blood drive:
Monday, October 6, Emerson Suites, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Only 5% of the populations who can donate blood actually do.
- Your one donation can save up to three lives.
- 85% of the population will require blood transfusion at some point in their life.
- Many of our daily medical procedures would not be possible without an adequate three-day blood supply.
- Red blood cells are only viable for 42 days, which is why the supply must continuously be replenished.
You are eligible to donate if you meet the following criteria:
Sign up: If you have an hour to spare and would like to help with this worthwhile cause please stop by our sign-up table in Campus Center lobby from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, September 30-October 3.
- Are at least 17 years old
- Weigh at least 110 pounds
- Have not donated within the last 56 days
- Are in good health
- Have not traveled abroad since 1980 for more than three cumulative months in England, or six months cumulative in Europe
Thank you in advance for your good will and generosity.
Contributed by Cindy Smith