St Mark Blood Drive: September 16th from 2 – 7 pm.
The American Red Cross is asking donors who are feeling healthy and well to make an appointment to give blood to maintain the blood supply for patients who rely on lifesaving transfusions. The need for blood is constant, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need. Blood donations support patients fighting cancer, mothers experiencing complications during childbirth, transplant patients and those with chronic illnesses.
POWER RED DONATIONS: Eligible donors with types O, B negative or A negative blood are encouraged to make a Power Red donation at this blood drive. Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact. During this type of donation, red blood cells are separated from other blood components, and the plasma and platelets are safely and comfortably returned to the donor.
Save time by using RapidPass® to complete your pre-donation reading and health history online before you come to your appointment. Get started at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or by using the Blood Donor App.
For detailed donor eligibility questions, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org. Search for the St Mark date by entering our sponsor code: stmarkchest. Pre-registration is very strongly encouraged due to COVID
Do you know someone who has never donated before? Please encourage them to make an appointment with you!
The Red Cross will be adhering to strict guidelines to protect the health of donors, workers and volunteers during the COVID 19 pandemic. Detailed information is available on their website.
Any questions? Contact Donna Robinson