Donate and Help Save a Life

02/07/2004

Contributed by Cynthia Smith

Have you, or someone you know had a blood transfusion? If so, then you know how vital it is to have an adequate supply of this precious resource on hand.

Blood supplies have been in critical shortages several times this past year, I'm sure you would agree that this should never happen. Imagine even a worse scenario than that; no blood available when needed for an emergency transfusion! Unlikely, you say. But on the contrary, it could happen to you, a friend, or family member. Help us to avoid critical shortages by giving blood this Tuesday, February 10, in Emerson Suites.

Your last chance to sign up is in the Campus Center lobby on February 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or stop by the day of the drive to make an appointment. Please help by scheduling an appointment. We want you to be an everyday local hero.

Please give blood this Tuesday, February 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites, and help patients waging their own war on survival.

Did you know that. . .?

  • Only 5 percent of the population who can donate blood actually do.
  • Your one donation can save up to three lives.
  • About 85 percent of the population will require blood transfusion at some point in life.
  • You are eligible to donate if you meet the following criteria:
  • Have not donated within the last 56 days
  • Have not traveled abroad since 1980 for more then 3 cumulative months in Great Britain or 6 months cumulative in Europe.
  • On behalf of hospital patients everywhere, thank you in advance for your goodwill and generosity.



    TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL DONATION
  • Remember that POSITIVE ID is required
  • Be sure to eat well the day of donation
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Get a good night's sleep!


  • Contributed by Cynthia B. Smith

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