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Radio One Holiday Drive 2012
Columbus, OH 43205
Here is your chance to do your last good deed of 2012!
- Where: American Red Cross Headquarters, 995 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43205
- Gifts and Prizes:
- Raising Cane’s food
- Panera Bread food
- Pound of Dunkin Donuts coffee
- Enter to win a $1,000 Visa shopping spree and Hilton overnight
To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to redcrossblood.org. The usual process time for a blood donation is about an hour. You can help keep your wait time as minimal as possible by scheduling an appointment to donate. Those with appointments will be taken first.
This event is sponsored by the Diversity Leadership Council of the Americn Red Cross. Learn more about the Council HERE.
General Blood Donation Facts
WHO GIVES BLOOD: Only 3 percent of the entire U.S. population donates blood. Make it your last good deed of 2012. Even if you did nothing else noteworthy in 2012, you can say you helped saved up to three lives when you gave blood!
SPECIAL NEED IN WINTER: Fewer people give blood during the winter months due to the busy holiday season and because some people 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.
MAKE SURE BLOOD IS THERE FOR YOUR LOVED ONES: Many people say they’ll wait to donate until someone they know needs blood, but it’s the blood on the shelves that saves lives. It takes time to recruit donors, collect the unit, test, type and process the blood for distribution, so waiting to donate doesn’t help your loved one.
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 (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds based on height, and be in general good health.