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Iglesia Adventista de Pleasant Grove Church aims to see 100 blood donors

Southwest Blood Services Region

November 21, 2011
 

Local pastor encourages the community to come and help give the perfect gift

Pastor Amador of Iglesia Adventista de Pleasant Grove is challenging his congregation and the surrounding community to step up to the challenge and come to donate blood. He hopes to make this one of the biggest blood drives the church has hosted and set the goal to see 100 donors at the church blood drive.

“As a community, we have the ability to make an impact and help those in need, which is why I have set the challenge to see 100 donors. I have full confidence that we will exceed this goal,” said Pastor Amador. “My hope is to continue this relationship with the Red Cross for future blood drives and to educate my congregation, the community and younger generation about the importance and value of donating blood. You can make a difference even if you are not able to give simply by encouraging someone else to give.”

The Iglesia Adventista de Pleasant Grove Church blood drive will be held on Saturday, November 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to the public. Please call Pastor Amador at 214-687-6809 to make an appointment to donate. Walk-ins are also welcome.

The holidays are one of the toughest times to collect blood and the Red Cross urges those who are healthy to donate blood and give the perfect gift. Because someone needs blood every two seconds and patients depend on consistent voluntary donations. 

Please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit www.redcrossbloood.org to schedule an appointment to donate blood or platelets at an American Red Cross blood donor center or blood drive.

 

How to Donate Blood:

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information or to make an appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old. New height and weight restrictions apply to donors ages 18 and younger. 

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.