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County Hosts Blood Drive in July

American Red Cross supplyies nearly half of the nation’s blood in addition to teaching lifesaving skills, providing international humanitarian aid; and supporting military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization—not a government agency—and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission

County Hosts Blood Drive in July

July 9, 2012

200 N. Main, Ann Arbor

10:00am-3:45pm

Gas Pump 

 

Everyone who comes to donate between Friday, June 1, 2012, and Sunday, September 30, 2012, will be entered to win* a $500.00 Gas Card. 

 

If you can spare an hour of your time to help save lives please contact Cheryl Perry or call her at 222-6784, to schedule a time to come in on the date listed above.  You may also schedule your own appointment by going to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: Washtenaw, then pick the Washtenaw County blood drive and select a time to save a life!

By scheduling times, the process runs more smoothly & quickly but walk-ins will be welcomed too. The Red Cross has a goal of 25 donors per site, but this is Washtenaw County government and we can exceed that goal!  Thanks if you can participate, and thanks too, for letting friends and family members know about this way to make a tremendous difference in a life - even life itself.

Why Give?

One out of 10 people admitted to the hospital needs blood.

    • The supply of type O negative blood at the American Red Cross has dropped to critical levels
    • All blood types are needed, but type O negative and B negative are in high demand.
    • Type O negative can be given to anyone with any blood type and is used in most emergencies when a patient’s blood type is unknown.
    • A single whole blood donation may help save the lives of up to three people.
    • Red blood cells have a shelf life of 42 days, and are typically available within 48 hours of donation.
    • Steady and consistent donations are key to a strong blood supply.

 

Red Cross

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.

 
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