8 REASONS YOU MAY NEED TO DONATE BLOOD!
- REDUCE IRON OVERLOAD. One in every 200 people in the US is affected by hemochromatosis, a serious chronic condition in which the body absorbs too much iron in the blood. Giving blood regularly is an effective way to reduce extra iron levels.
- REPLENISH/RENEW YOUR BLOOD CELLS. When you donate blood, your body goes into overdrive producing new blood cells.
- LOWER RISK OF HEART ATTACK. Blood donors are 88% less likely to have a heart attack than those who don’t donate, according to the American Journal of Epidemiology.
- LOWER YOUR CANCER RISK. People who donate blood regularly show lower rates of cancer than their non-donor peers, according to a report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Association.
- BURN CALORIES. You can burn about 650 calories every time you donate a pint, according to the University of California-San Diego. That’s about the same as jumping rope for 50 minutes.
- KEEP YOUR LIVER HEALTHY. Your liver suffers when your blood is overloaded with iron. (see #1)
- REVEAL POTENTIAL HEALTH ISSUES. Blood donors are screened for a host of ailments including anemia, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Zika Virus and others.
- MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE – FOR FREE! It costs nothing to save a life.
Our next Blood Drive will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020, in Fellowship Hall. Use the form below to sign up online! Please CLICK HERE to download/view donor eligibility requirements. (Document will open in a new tab or window). Please bring a photo I.D. when you come to donate.
Sign up Below:
Here are the folks who have signed up already:
|TIME||SLOT 1||SLOT 2|
|7:45 am||Diane Wachtel||Scott Ramsey|
|8:15 am||Cheryl Reutemann||open|
|8:30 am||Roy Siple||Bob Philipp|
|8:45 am||Virginia McCormick||Ann Baise|
|9:00 am||Laury Bender||Linda Bender|
|9:15 am||Doug Shaw||Effie Shaw|
|9:30 am||Karen Siple||open|
|9:45 am||Carolyn Fisk||Clay McConnell|
|10:00 am||Frank Yurkewitch||open|
|11:00 am||Clay Ancell||Eric Baker|
|11:15 am||Rachel Russell||open|
|11:45 am||Ruth Riggins||open|
|Noon||John Thomas||Harriet Neldon|
|12:15 pm||Pam Deese||open|