American Red Cross is where your family and friends are your family and friends live right next door and across the country. You count on their health, safety, and well-being. You also count on help being there if and when they need it.
Through its local chapters, the Red Cross is there for your family and friends when misfortunes like fires or floods hit their home or community. Through its national system, the Red Cross provides lifesaving blood to patients in need. Blood that may save your daughter-in-law in Wisconsin who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer; blood for your college roommate in Iowa who is recovering from a car accident; blood for your grandmother in Florida who needs emergency surgery.
Blood is a renewable resource that is provided by healthy, caring donors. It must be given in advance of the need, and the supply must be constantly replenished. Your help is needed to ensure that blood is always available for patients in need. Please give blood at the Reinbeck Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 1, from 1:00 to 6:00 at the Reinbeck Memorial Building. Call Irma Thede at 788-2388, or Mary Lou Moser at 345-2810 for more information or to make a blood donation appointment.
Did you know? Every two seconds, someone in this county needs blood. Everyday, the Red Cross must collect over 900 units of blood in our region to meet patient needs. Only 5% of the eligible population gives blood, yet 95% of us will need a blood product in our lifetime.
Healthy blood donors can give blood as often as every 56 days.
You must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health to donate blood. Every unit of blood can be separated into several components, helping save the lives of three or more patients.
When your family and friends need help, you can count on the Red Cross to be there, whether they are right next-door or across the country. Look for the trusted Red Cross symbol where you give blood. Together, we can save a life.
Since summer is such a busy time for everyone, the Red Cross has added an incentive for this drive. Anyone who comes to give blood on the 1st, will be given a limited edition Red Cross T-shirt. Just one more reason to take the time to help save lives.