A note from my favorite Red Cross Blood Donation Recruiter & Liaison, with other tidbits sprinkled in by me:
The next American Red Cross blood drive will be held this Wednesday, October 9th from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Once again, we will be using the NetApp Auditorium, which is adjacent to the front lobby at the main entrance on the southwest corner of the building, located at 3718 N. Rock Road, in Wichita, KS. Our goal for this drive is 45 units. A number of you made appointments for this drive at the last drive; thank you for your support! Even so, we need more donors. Let’s make that goal!
Please click here to schedule your life saving appointment, or just call Jon at (316) 636-8748 or Alden at (316) 636-8845.
The following volunteer opportunities are available during the blood drive:
8:00-9:30 Carry in equipment
9:30-2:30 Check in donors
9:30-2:30 Escort donors to snacks / serve snacks
2:30-4:00 Carry out equipment
If you're interested in helping with any or all of these, please contact Jon or Alden. Let us know what you want to do and how long you can serve. This is a perfect opportunity for those that have always wanted to help but can’t donate blood! NetApp employees who want to serve all day can use volunteer time off (VTO).
You do not have to be a NetApp employee - we have employees from the area businesses at that intersection, and from the housing developments in that area who also come donate. We're considered an unusual donation site because we make it a point to have HEALTHY snacks like fruit and veggie trays, as well as the usual cookies and snacks donated by the Keebler Cookie Company and other companies.
Remember, 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 or volunteer today.
You can also register online at www.redcrossblood.org
and then type in NetApp for the Sponsor Code (in the blue "search by" fields kind of in the left center of the page - can also search by date. You will need to log in (or create a logon profile, if you have not already done so.).
Tip: For any O Negative, O Positive, A Negative or B Negative donors: If double red cell donation is available at the drive below and you meet the eligibility requirements ( www.redcrossblood.org/do
), please consider scheduling a double red cell appointment. Learn more about double red cell donation. http://www.redcrossblood.org/d
-donation . I'm waiting for confirmation from Jon - we had the double red cell donation last time, I think only 1 or 2 slots per 30 minutes - would need to call Jon (or make arrangements at the downtown Red Cross Blood donation center.). I'm too short!!!! Waaah! (they have height and weight minimums for both male and female).
Anyway, hope you can join us!? or pass the word along on your Facebook or other social media.
Thank You For Your Life-Giving Donation!!