Young Leaders Giving Liters Blood Drive
Throughout the month of February, you have the opportunity to give the “gift of life”. A blood donation truly is a “gift of life” that a healthy individual can give to others in their community who are sick or injured.
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. About 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to give blood, but only 8 percent of those eligible actually donate. American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region must collect at least 1,600 units of blood and platelets each weekday to meet the needs of patients in approximately 103 hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the region.
You don’t need a special reason to give blood. You just need your own reason. Some of us give blood because we were asked by a friend. Some know that a family member or a friend might need blood some day. Some believe it is the right thing we do.
Whatever your reason, the need is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply. And you’ll feel good knowing you’ve helped change a life.
Please join the Young Leaders and the American Red Cross to help save lives!
When: All during February plus 3 YL specific donor days!
Feb. 28, March 1st and March 3rd****
**There will be a tailgate canteen on March 3rd from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM at Red Cross for Young Leaders
Where: The American Red Cross
1501 Yanceyville Street
Greensboro, NC 27415
Call and make your appointment today : 332-6945 -Make sure you let them know you are with Young Leaders.
Tips for a Successful Donation
• Maintain a healthy iron level in your diet
• Hydrate – drink an extra 16 oz of liquid before and after your donation
• Have a healthy meal before your donation – avoid foods high in fat just prior to donation
• Remember to bring your ID!
This post was written by Amy Hagar, Campaign Associate and Young Leader at United Way of Greater Greensboro.