Local residents have the opportunity to help save a life through the donation of blood this Wednesday, February 10th, when the LifeShare Bus comes to Jay Mallard Ford, located at 601 Hudson Avenue in Jonesboro.
WHY GIVE BLOOD? Every two seconds, someone somewhere needs blood. One of every seven people who enter the hospital will need blood. That person may be you, your loved one, friend or co-worker. With all the wonderful advances in modern medicine, there still is NO substitute for human blood. The blood that helps patients comes only from caring people who volunteer to help others by donating their life-saving blood.
In the short time it took to read the above paragraph, 11 people needed blood. Will you help?
WHO CAN GIVE? Anyone at least 16 years of age, weighing at least 110 pounds and is in good health can donate blood. Sixteen-year-olds must submit a permission form signed by a parent or guardian. Some people may be temporarily or permanently prevented from donating blood due to certain health conditions. If you have a question about your eligibility to donate blood, contact your local LifeShare office at 800-256-4445. Financial donations are also accepted.