First Lutheran to hold blood drive Feb. 19

Published 8:55 am Wednesday, February 3, 2010

First Lutheran Church Blood Drive will be Friday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Bethany Hall, 301 W. Clark St.

Help meet the need and give blood. Weather and illness affect blood donations during winter months. All blood types are needed.

Eligible individuals can donate blood every 56 days. Identification is required at check-in. Must be at least 17 years old, weight at least 110 pounds and in good health.

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Appointments can be made by calling Julie Schewe at 373-6424. Walk- ins are welcome.

When you donate blood, you help save lives. It’s one of the greatest gifts that you can give. It may be only a pint of blood for you, but for a patient in need it can mean the difference between life and death.

About the Red Cross: Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities. The American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, they provide relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.