The American Red Cross will be holding a Blood Drive on Monday, August 6, 2012 from 7:00am – 12:00pm in the Lepage Large Conference Center. All presenting donors will receive a collectable Red Sox t-shirt. Please call the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment. You can also email Jenny Cowie or call the Volunteer office 777-8368.
Blood donations through the American Red Cross are at the lowest they have been in 15 years. A public appeal in late June briefly stopped the decline, but the effect was temporary and the situation remains tenuous. There continues to be an emergency need for all blood types this summer.
With your support, we can reverse the decline in donations and ensure an adequate blood supply for patients all summer long. We ask you to increase your outreach to donors of all blood types and
recruit at least three more donors than you were expecting to your blood drive in July. That could be all it takes to ensure an adequate blood supply for the rest of the summer.