Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Vienna blood drive set for Jan. 15

The January American Red Cross Blood Drive in Vienna comes at a time when there is a critical need for blood and blood products.

Fellowship Baptist Church on Senior Drive will be hosting the blood drive Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Presenting donors will receive a t-shirt and be treated to chili, soup, grilled cheese, lots of desserts, soda, as well as the usual Red Cross goodies. There will also be door prizes awarded.

These perks are just a small way to say “Thank you” to our faithful blood donors.

If you think you are eligible to donate blood, come out and be screened.

Donors should be in good physical health, feeling well, and must be at least 17 years of age, or 16 with parental consent. There is no upper age limit.

Your donation will be smoother if you do not skip any meals, drink plenty of liquids (non-caffeinated), and do not get over tired.

If you have access to the internet, you may get through the donation process faster by going to the site, redcrossblood.org/RapidPass, on the day of the Drive.  Read and answer all the questions.  You may print out your Rapid Pass or email it to yourself if you have a smart phone.  If you choose, you can schedule your own appointment by going to the Red Cross website.

If you would like an appointment or would like to help with the blood drive, please call 771-2017.

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