Tuesday, April 17, 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Give the Gift of Life! Please mark your calendar and invite your family and friends to help St. Martin’s make a difference in someone’s life through blood donation!
- On any given day, an average of 38,000 units of red blood cells are needed for hospital patients in the United States.
- In the United States someone needs a blood transfusion about every two seconds.
- There is no substitute for human blood; it cannot be manufactured.
- People in car accidents who suffer massive blood loss may require transfusions of more than 50 pints of red blood cells.
To donate blood, you must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health. There is no upper age limit. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids, eat at regular meal times and eat foods rich in iron. Do not drink tea for three days before donating, it dilutes the iron in your blood.
An online sign-up page will be set up soon!