Blood Drive - October 2, 2011
Bulletin from the American Red Cross
Christ the King will host a blood drive in the Basil Goes Activities Building on Sunday, October 2 from 8 AM to 1 PM. The patients whose lives you may help save are depending on you to make an appointment to donate. Call Terry McKown at 419-475-4348, ext. 112.
Here is some Blood Fact Information
Blood cannot be manufactured; it can only come from generous blood donors.
The average blood transfusion is 3.4 units of blood.
The average adult has 10 - 12 units of blood.
People are eligible to donate blood every 8 weeks.
97 % of the population will have received a blood transfusion by the age of 75, yet only 5 % of the population donates.
You must be 17 years old or older to donate blood
You will need to show ID when donating.
The American Red Cross supplies approximately one-half of the nation's blood supply
Enjoy the good feeling that comes with knowing that you may have saved as many as three lives from your one donation.
Get a good night's sleep
Have a good breakfast or lunch about two hours before donating
Drink extra water and fluids to replace the volume you will donate
Eat iron rich foods- red meats, fish, poultry or liver, beans, iron-fortified cereals, raisins and prunes.
Drinking orange juice or some other beverage containing Vitamin C with you meal before donating can sometimes more than double your iron intake.
Avoid fatty foods, such as hamburgers, fries, or ice cream before donating.