AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
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7:30 a.m. through 12:00 p.m.
May is Trauma Awareness Month.
Give blood this May before the busy summer season begins. Every day, the Red Cross must collect nearly 14,000 blood donations for patients. Your donation can help ensure blood is readily available for patient emergencies, including traumas.
Eligible donors with types O, B negative or A negative blood are encouraged to make a Power Red donation, where available. 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. Type O negative is the universal blood type and what emergency personnel reach for in trauma situations when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type. Type O positive is the most common blood type and can be transfused to Rhpositive patients of any blood type. Types A and B negative can be transfused to Rh-positive or negative patients.
Save time by using RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history online before you come to your appointment. Learn more at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.
For detailed donor eligibility questions,
please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or
visit redcrossblood.org or
sign-up in the narthex