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Saline Memorial Hospital, the Saline County Bankers and American Red Cross Invite all Donors to Share their Hearts with Blood Recipients

Greater Ozarks-Arkansas

February 1, 2011
 

Critical Blood Drives to help restore blood supplies impacted by severe winter weather

This time of year we remind those in our lives of how special they are to each of us.  On Valentine’s Day our thoughts will turn to those we love and we give flowers and candy.   Consider another gift from the heart…your blood donation may help someone facing an urgent need for blood.  It might help someone’s family, friend or neighbor recover from an accident or be used for cancer treatments, or for a critical surgery.

Saline County Bankers Blood Drive
NorthsideChurchof Christ Multipurpose Room
917 N. East StBenton, AR
10 AM – 6 PM 

Or

First Pentecostal Church Fellowship Hall
4200 Hwy 5 N
Bryant, AR
10 AM – 6 PM 

Refreshments- Rock and Roll Elvis theme T-shirts for presenting donors

 

The need for blood is constant. Every two seconds a patient in the United States needs a blood transfusion. Blood is perishable and has no substitute. Please make a donation appointment to give at the Saline County Bankers Blood Drive by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by visiting redcrossblood.org (register online using SCBB drive ID).  For information call Saline Memorial Hospital at 501-776-5970.  Donations will help replenish the Red Cross blood supplies impacted by recent and ongoing winter storms; ensuring that blood products are readily available for patients with serious medical needs.

All blood types are needed; especially type O negative and B negative, to ensure a reliable supply for patients. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with written parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.  Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.

 

About the American Red Cross

Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.

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