January, National Blood Donor month

Published 10:28 am Friday, January 27, 2012

“We know how hard today’s economic conditions have been on everyone in our community,” Polk Red Cross officials said. “Every day, families struggle to deal with day-to-day expenses and emergencies, and it has become increasingly difficult to include charitable giving in the family budget. Blood donation offers every individual the opportunity to give the most precious gift there is – a gift that costs the donor no money, just an hour of time. So please, come and donate and give a gift that only you can give.”
There are two upcoming blood donation opportunities in Polk County:
Monday, Jan. 30
Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Melrose Ave. in Tryon, 12:30 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 2
American Red Cross Chapter
231 Ward St. in Columbus, 2 to 6:30 p.m.
Both events will offer a gift for donors.
To make an appointment to give blood, call 1-800-733-2767, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call the Polk County office at 828-894-2700.
– article submitted by Janet Peterson and Jerry Perry co-chairs, Polk County ARC

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