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Please Donate Blood - even if you don't live in Wichita!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A note from my husband :

American Red Cross Blood Drive – 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 haven’t 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 Of course, we will be able to accept walk-ins throughout the day. So, even if you don’t 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
Wichita, KS

Please visit to schedule your
lifesaving appointment today.
We need you!
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    Thanks, Julia!
    1779 days ago
    Thanks summer is hard all over the country for blood donations. emoticon
    1780 days ago
    Thanks for the post Julia! emoticon
    1780 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Awesome Blog!!! Everyone who can donate make your appointment and go in and give your life saving donation. This is for everyone in the United States. The need for blood donations is everywhere. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Super Nice Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1780 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    Thank you for this super important reminder!
    1780 days ago
    emoticon post. We have had several family members over the years who needed blood transfusions unexpectedly and are SO thankful for those who donate. I donated years ago. Currently can't due to anemia.

    1780 days ago
    Very good blog! Wow!! I think it is great that you care so much and are sharing. I donate blood every so often and I am O positive. I will make an appointment today! emoticon
    Love, Chelsea emoticon emoticon

    P.S. (7/18) I made an appointment and it's this Saturday. emoticon
    1780 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/18/2013 12:02:42 PM
    1780 days ago
    Great way to pay back. I used to give blood and have the 10 gallon mug still. Health problems and too many pills have stopped me, the biggest being blood thinners that I will be on the rest of my life, and beta blockers and ace inhibitors.. oh my .. you don't want the whole list lol. My husband has given about 4 gallons of blood and about 200 times for apherisis . Son now gives for us, as we instilled the pay back as he was growing up. Apparently the really like his platelets as they are always calling him.
    1780 days ago
    Thanks for the reminder.

    HUGS and smiles.
    1780 days ago
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