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 2022 blood drive dates are:
Wednesday, January, 12th, 2022
Wednesday, March 9th, 2022
Wednesday, May 11th, 2022
Wednesday, July 13th, 2022
Wednesday, September 13th, 2022
Wednesday, November 16th, 2022
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/