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Give Blood in Celebration of World Blood Donor Day on June 14th

Southern Blood Services Region

June 3, 2010
 

 

 

 

Be a part of an international event! Present to donate blood with the American Red Cross on World Blood Donor Day, Monday, June 14th, 2010, and join others around the world in our mission to ensure that a safe and adequate supply of blood and blood products is available for the patients in our community.

The goal of World Blood Donor Day each year is to raise global awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion and of the critical contribution voluntary, unpaid blood donors make to national health systems. Today, 57 countries have achieved 100% voluntary blood donation, up from 39 in 2002.

All presenting blood donors on June 14th will be entered into a drawing to win two international Delta Airlines tickets AND a drawing for a $1,000 gift card!

Please visit one of our World Blood Donor Day blood drives near you!!

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
955 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta, GA 30068

Latin American Association
2750 Buford Highway • Atlanta, GA 30324

Lebanon Baptist Church
11250 Crabapple Road • Roswell, GA 30075

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. The American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to patients in more than 120 hospitals. Approximately 1,200 people need to give blood or platelets each week day to meet hospital demand.

The Red Cross encourages people who are in good health to donate so that hospital patients have the blood or platelets they need to make a full recovery. Blood is needed to help treat a variety of patients including accident victims and individuals undergoing surgery and cancer treatment.

Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 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.