A note from my husband :
American Red Cross Blood Drive Ė Thursday, July 11th
Jon, NetApp Blood Drive Coordinator
At this time, 35 people have made an appointment to give blood tomorrow and several more have volunteered to serve. Thank you for your support!
Summer activities and vacations are impacting blood and platelet donations. Donations through the Red Cross were down approximately 10 percent in June, resulting in about 50,000 fewer donations than expected. You can help the American Red Cross prevent a shortage of blood and platelet donations this summer by doing more than scheduling an appointment to give. Help spread the word about the need for healthy donors this summer and invite friends and family to donate blood or platelets.
All blood types are needed, but especially types O negative, A negative and B negative.
Remember that for the first time, we will have a couple of machines here that will allow some donors to give a double red cell donation. Unlike the usual whole blood donation, the machines extract only the red blood cells and return the platelets and plasma to you. This process takes a little longer than the usual donation (about half an hour more), and you can only donate in this way once every 112 days (twice the usual 56 days), but it is a great way to double the impact of your donation now. If you are asked to make a double red cell donation and you have a little extra time, please consider it.
We still have plenty of appointments available at convenient times for anyone who would like to donate blood. There are appointments available at 10:00 and every 15 minute interval beginning at 10:30. If you havenít made an appointment yet, there is still time! Just click here to schedule your life saving appointment. If you prefer, you can either call me at 636-8748 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course, we will be able to accept walk-ins throughout the day. So, even if you donít make an appointment or you miss your appointment time, if you have some free time, just come on over to the Auditorium. We will happy to accept your donation anytime between 9:30 and 2:30.
There is no substitute for blood. Your donation could give someone a second chance at life. The need is constant, the gratification instant. Please make an appointment today.
--- Red Cross Ad ---
Many fewer donors than expected gave blood during June and the first week of July,
leading the Red Cross to issue an EMERGENCY request for donors of all blood types.
Donations were down about 10 percent in June, resulting in about 50,000 fewer
donations than expected.
North Rock Neighborhood Blood Drive hosted by NetApp
Thursday, July 11th
In the Auditorium - NETAPP
3718 N Rock Road
Please visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule your
lifesaving appointment today.
We need you!