Give blood on July 12 at Youth Activity Center and help trauma patients

Give blood on July 12 at Youth Activity Center and help trauma patients
COURTESY/RED CROSS
June 18th, 2021 | American Red Cross Blood Services

LEXINGTON, Nebraska (June 18, 2021) — Donated blood is a lifesaving gift most healthy
people can give. The community is encouraged to donate blood on July 12, 2021, from 12:00
p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Youth Activity Center, 1105 Park Drive, to help those who have been
seriously injured and need blood products to help them recover. It’s the blood already on the
shelves that helps save lives.
Every day, the American Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood donations to meet the
needs of trauma patients and others with serious medical conditions. While all blood types are
needed, type O negative donors are especially important. Because it is the universal blood type
and can be transfused to patients of any blood type, type O negative blood is what emergency
personnel reach for when there is no time to determine the blood type of patients in the most
serious situations.
Come out to give blood July 7-31, and you’ll receive automatic entry for a chance to win gas
for a year (a $5,000 value). There will be three winners. See additional information and
details at rcblood.org/fuel. PLUS – Those who come to give blood, platelets or plasma July 7-
31, 2021, will receive a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card, via email*, in addition to receiving automatic entry for a chance to win gas for a year (a $5,000 value).
To make an appointment or to learn more, call or text Brianna at 217-2324, download the
American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-
800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. Completion of a
RapidPass® online health history questionnaire is encouraged to help speed up the donation
process. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the
Blood Donor App. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are
required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental
consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good
health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age
and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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