Every 2 seconds in the United States someone needs blood. Volunteers who donate blood through the American Red Cross get the good feeling that comes from knowing they may have helped save a life. The American Red Cross invites you to help save lives by donating blood at our next Lacey Community Blood Drive at the Charter College…located in the Orientation Room, at 4520 Lacey Blvd SE, Lacey, WA, 98503, on Friday, June 30, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment please call 1-800-RED-CROSS…or visit our website at www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: CharterCollegeLacey.
Blood is a perishable lifesaving product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. Many people assume that other people will donate and blood will always be there when needed. Unfortunately, less than 38 percent of the American population is eligible to give blood, and only a fraction of those people actually do.
Blood products are used for patients with cancer and other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients, and accident and trauma victims. Volunteer blood donors are the only source of blood used for transfusions, and the blood must be there before it is needed in order to help save lives.
For more information about eligibility, call the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit our website at www.redcrossblood.org.