The American Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive in Armstrong on June 8, 2022. It will be held at the Community Center from 1:00 – 6:00 pm.
If you are feeling healthy and well please make an appointment to give blood to maintain the blood supply for patients who rely on lifesaving transfusions. The need for blood is constant, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need. Blood donations support patients fighting cancer, mothers experiencing complications during childbirth, transplant patients and those with chronic illnesses. Do you know someone who has never donated before? Please encourage them to make an appointment with you.
Eligible donors with types O, B negative or A negative blood are encouraged to make a Power Red donation at this blood drive. Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact. During this type of donation, red blood cells are separated from other blood components, and the plasma and platelets are safely and comfortably returned to the donor.
Type O negative is the universal blood type and what emergency personnel reach for in trauma situations when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type. Type O positive is the most transfused blood type and can be transfused to Rh-positive patients of any blood type. Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to Rh-positive or negative patients.
To make an appointment to donate please visit: rcblood.org/appt or call Krista Mart at 712-260-0523 or Marla Newlin at 712-260-2689. Save time by using RapidPass® to complete your pre-donation reading and health history online before you come to your appointment. Get started at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or by using the Blood Donor App. For detailed donor eligibility questions, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org.
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