Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center will be sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive on February 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Medical Center’s Hess Auditorium. The American Red Cross has difficulty keeping enough blood in their inventory to properly supply all of the medical facilities, especially at this time of the year. If you could help more people with one donation, would you? Chances are that if you are thinking about donating blood, you already understand the importance of helping others in need. All blood donations are important but a double red cell donation is special because with this technology you can safely give twice as much blood in just one visit. If you have Type O or Type B blood, donate three or less times a year, and you meet the eligibility criteria, then you have an opportunity to make twice the difference. Those eligible and interested in a double red blood cell donation will be able to donate at the blood drive.
Did you know that every two seconds someone in America needs blood and that less than five percent of the eligible population donates blood? It only takes about an hour to help save as many as three lives. Our patients owe their lives to blood donors like you. Call 315-393-9211 for an appointment. Refreshments will be served. Please give blood regularly.