Blood drive at St. Luke’s Feb. 24

Published 11:22 am Thursday, February 17, 2011

Many Americans nationwide have been donating blood to ensure a sustained and secure blood supply for all Americans. Together with the Red Cross, these blood heroes 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 America’s hospitals, including St. Luke’s Hospital.

St. Luke’s Hospital is helping make sure that blood is available by sponsoring a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Thursday, Feb. 24, from noon – 4 p.m. By sponsoring a blood drive, St. Luke’s 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.

Give blood to save lives. Call 828-894-2408 to schedule your appointment.