St. Lukes holds blood drive Jan. 5

Published 3:38 pm Thursday, December 31, 2009

St. Lukes Hospital is sponsoring a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, January 5, from noon to 4:30 p.m.

Many Americans nationwide have been donating blood to ensure a sustained and secure blood supply for all Americans. Together with the Red Cross, these donors are ensuring that the safest possible blood is readily available whenever and wherever needed – for the military, for other blood centers in America and for all of Americas hospitals, including St. Lukes Hospital.

St. Lukes officials say that everyone expects blood to be there for them, but barely a fraction of those who can give do. Officals also say that sooner or later, virtually all of us will face a time of great vulnerability in which we will need blood. And that time is all too often unexpected.

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By sponsoring a blood drive, St. Lukes Hospital is helping save and improve the lives of individuals in need of blood. In addition, their sponsorship ensures that a safe blood supply is available at all times for all members of the community.

Donors of all types are needed to help the American Red Cross provide more than 1,500 units of blood each day to meet the needs of patients in area hospitals. Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be in good general health.

Call 828-894-2408 to schedule your appointment.