September is National Preparedness Month and the the American Red Cross asks eligible donors to help prepare for emergencies by giving blood.
“It’s important to have a stable blood supply at all times to help ensure we are prepared to meet patient needs in every emergency,” said Greg Novinska, CEO of American Red Cross Blood Services. “Blood can take up to three days to be tested, processed and made available for patients. It’s the blood on the shelves when disaster strikes that can save the day.”
Make plans to donate locally on Tuesday, September 9 from 1-6 PM at Sacred Heart Church, Cizek Hall, 1021 Poplar Street, La Porte City.
A blood donor card or driver’s license are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
Walk-ins are greatly appreciated; no appointment is necessary.