25th Annual Masonic Blood Drive
MASONS COME TOGETHER FOR 25TH STRAIGHT YEAR TO HELP
SAVE LIVES WITH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
Join Local Masons in Serving the Community & Helping Collect
More Than 300 Units of Lifesaving Blood!
Kick off 2014 by making a difference in the local community and helping save lives at the 25th annual Masonic Community Blood Drive Friday, January 3, 2014. Presenting donors will receive a free long-sleeve American Red Cross T-shirt.
“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 Steve Maness, Vice President of the Southeast Blood Services Division. “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 Masonic Drive Hickory Masonic Drive
Conover Fire Department Hickory Masonic Lodge
1225 Conover Boulevard 30 Catawba Valley Boulevard
Conover, NC 28613 Hickory, NC 28603
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Statesville Masonic Drive Mooresville Masonic Drive
Statesville Civic Center Charles Mack Citizens Center
300 S. Center Street 215 N. Main Street
Statesville, NC 28677 Mooresville, NC 28115
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Lee Masonic Drive
First Baptist Church
405 W. Main Avenue
Taylorsville, NC 28681
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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.