At this year’s IRI, there will be a much needed BLOOD DRIVE! Here is a note from the good folks at the Indiana Blood Center with more information:
The Indiana Blood Center is in urgent need for several blood types. At times, we are unable to fill hospital orders for the crucial blood types O negative and O positive. We were reaching out to blood center partners in surrounding states in an attempt to have units shipped in.
To ensure we are able to supply blood to Hoosier patients who need it during the summer time, we ask for your help in filling your schedule for your upcoming blood drive. We are grateful for your dedication to the community and from the Hoosier patient who receives your kind donation, THANK YOU!
IRI Blood Drive
Saturday, July 21st, 2012
Inside the School
Click here to sign up!
(or email Megan email@example.com to schedule your appointment)
Most people are eligible to donate. There are very few causes for deferral and very few medications that are not acceptable. Donors cannot be taking antibiotics for infection. Cancer patients must be one year cancer free. Heart patients must be 6 months symptom free. Diabetics can donate. It is recommended that donors have a light snack before donating DO NOT FAST – feel free to have some of our juice and cookies. Be sure to bring your picture ID! Not sure if you are eligible to donate? Email Steve Dieringer.
The entire process of donating takes less than an hour. A cholesterol, blood pressure, blood type, and iron check are included in your donation.
Indiana Blood Center is charged with collecting 550 units every day to be able to supply over 60 Indiana hospitals. Your donation will save up to 3 lives. Every drop counts!
More questions? Feel free to contact Megan Hess(firstname.lastname@example.org).