Just 37 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood, but less than 10 percent donate each year. The need for blood is often greater than the supply. Did you know that every two seconds someone is in need of a transfusion? In the time it took you to read that sentence, another person needed blood.
A single donation can save up to three lives at a time. Think about who might be the recipient of your blood donation: a child who will grow up to have a family of their own, a teenager who will now go to their first prom, or a father who will see his kids walk across the stage for graduation.
The American Red Cross urges everyone who can to give blood, because blood cannot be manufactured and must come from donors.
On Friday, July 27, from 10 am–4 pm, the American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive in partnership with the City’s Fire Division, at the Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Road. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org with the sponsor code: UAFire.
Beyond the satisfaction of know that your donation is helping others in need, you will receive a Columbus Zoo BOGO entry offer and be entered into a weekly drawing for a chance to win four Zoombezi Bay passes!
Help save a life—or three—today, and donate blood!