The American Red Cross is organizing a blood drive during the first weeks of January. U.S health societies have designated January as being the National Blood Donor month. As such, have a heart and give some blood, because this apparently small gesture on your behalf might save someone’s life.
The blood caravan encourages all people, who are eligible to be blood donors, to come and donate some blood on a regular base. Those who are interested in the Red Cross’s program can seek out the blood caravan, which will be installed at the Church of Nazarene, in Hartford City, at 1402 W. Walter Street.
Before thinking about donating some blood, here are a few things you should keep in mind. First of all, not all volunteers are considered to be eligible blood donors. Patients with bad eyesight, heart-related disease or other forms of metabolical issues are not allowed to donate blood. Moreover, in order to be considered eligible for blood donation, you must have a certain height and weight.
The Red Cross is expecting people with all blood types to come in and donate some blood. But they are looking for rare blood types such as O, B negative, AB and A negative.
On the subject of requirements, here are some other things you should keep in mind before heading off to the blood drive. As stated before, if you have a medical issue, then you will be disqualified from becoming a blood donor. An eligible donor must have a minimum weight of 110 pounds and must be in perfect health.
In terms of registration, if you want to become a blood donor, you will be required to carry some form of ID. You can either present your driver’s license, you ID card or if you’ve donated blood in the past, you can just show your donor card.
The blood drive will begin at 4 p.m on the 15th of January. For those of you who are interested in participating in the event, you can download the Red Cross’s free application from the Store or visit redcrossblood.org. Alternatively, you can contact the Red Cross at the following phone number: 1-800-733-2767.
So, have a heart and give some Blood. Furthermore, donating blood on a regular basis has a couple of benefits. First of all, your blood will save someone’s live. Second, before the actual blood donation procedure, you will be subjected to a mini physical exam, which can tell you certain things about your health.
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