|Pay It Forward This Spring|
Donate Blood with the American Red Cross
(NASHVILLE, Tenn. April 23, 2013) You never know when disaster will strike. Will it affect you, your family, your neighbors or your community? During times of distress, there’s one thing that remains constant – the need for help.
You can help Pay It Forward by donating blood. The Tennessee Valley Blood Services Regions needs to collect approximately 600 pints of blood each weekday to meet the needs of patients in the 60 local hospitals we serve.
Just as the need for help remains constant, so does the need for blood. Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. More than 44,000 units of blood are needed each day to treat patients at U.S. hospitals.
Thank you for your willingness to Pay It Forward through blood donation.
Locally, you may give blood on the following dates:
5/28/13 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Lewisburg Wal-Mart
How to Donate Blood:
Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information or to make an appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.