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NBC4 and WNCI Blood Give-In 2013
Columbus, OH 43219
Resolve to be a Lifesaver in the new year!
- Where: Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Rd., Columbus, OH 43219
- Gifts and Prizes:
To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code “Give In.”
SCHEDULE your appointment! A usual process time on a blood donation is about an hour. At large drive like this one, the wait can be longer. You can help keep your wait time closer to one hour by scheduling an appointment to donate. Those with appointments will be taken first.
General Blood Donation Facts
WHO GIVES BLOOD: Only 3 percent of the entire U.S. population donates blood.
SPECIAL NEED IN WINTER: Fewer people give blood during the winter months due to the busy holiday season, and also because some are deferred for cold and flu symptoms.
BIG IMPACT: A single donation can save the lives of as many as three patients.
NEED IS GREAT: The Red Cross needs about 800 volunteer donors a day just in central Ohio to meet patient needs at 42 area hospitals. About 4 million people in the United States need blood each year – that means every two seconds, someone needs blood.
WHAT’S INVOLVED: The entire blood donation process takes about an hour, and the actual donation only takes about eight to 10 minutes.
WHO CAN DONATE: The basic qualifications to give blood are: You must be at least 17 years of age (or 16 with parental permission), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be in general good health.