Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Blood is essential to help patients survive surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. This lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation. The need for blood is constant, but only about 3% of age-eligible people donate blood yearly.
East Lake Fire Rescue hosts a blood drive bi-monthly at station 57 from 11am to 4pm. The 2023 blood drive dates are:
Wednesday, January, 11th, 2023
Wednesday, March 15th, 2023
Wednesday, May 10th, 2023
Wednesday, July 12th, 2023
Wednesday, September 13th, 2023
Wednesday, November 8th, 2023
All events are from 10:30AM to 2:30PM
All donors will receive a special gift- check out the East Lake Fire Rescue facebook page for more info on each event. Gifts will be announced as we get closer to the event date. Those who donate will also receive a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening.
Appointments are encouraged, please visit www.oneblood.org/donate-now and use sponsor code #59152.
More information: https://www.oneblood.org/about-donating/blood-donor-basics/