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MASONS COME TOGETHER FOR 24TH STRAIGHT YEAR TO HELP
SAVE LIVES WITH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
Join Local Masons in Serving the Community & Helping Collect
More Than 400 Units of Lifesaving Blood!
Kick off 2013 by making a difference in the local community and helping save lives at the 24th annual Masonic Blood Drive Friday, January 4th. Presenting donors will receive a free long-sleeve American Red Cross T-shirt and be entered to win a $1,000 gift card to a home improvement store.
“We are so grateful for our wonderful and long-standing partnership with the Masons, especially during a challenging time to collect blood right after the holidays,” said Delisa English, chief executive officer, Carolinas Blood Services Region. “Donating blood only takes about an hour, but the benefits can be lifesaving for a patient in your community.”
People can donate at any of the following five locations:
Conover Fire Department Hickory Masonic Lodge
1225 Conover Boulevard 30 Catawba Valley Boulevard
Conover, NC Hickory, NC
Hours: 2:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Hours: 2:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Statesville Civic Center Charles Mack Citizens Center
300 South Center Street 215 North Main Street
Statesville, NC Mooresville, NC
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Lee Masonic at First Baptist Church
405 West Main Avenue
Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code Masonic.
The Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to 103 hospitals and must have 1,600 people give blood and platelets each weekday to meet hospital demand. Accident victims as well as patients with cancer, sickle cell disease, blood disorders and other illnesses receive lifesaving transfusions every day. There is no substitute for blood and volunteer donors are the only source.
Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Platelets can be given safely every two weeks, up to 24 times a year. Most healthy people age 17 and older, 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.