Blood is essential for life: it carries oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, fights infections, and helps heal wounds. And everyone has this self-generating resource that can be generously given to others—when and where it is needed most.
- Accidents happen 24/7 that put our friends, family, and neighbors in danger
- Blood transfusions save the lives of cardiac patients during surgery
- Premature infants come into the world often needing blood to survive
You or someone you know will need blood.
If not personally in need, at some point we will all know a friend, neighbor, family member, or co-worker who needs a blood transfusion. In fact, 1 out of 3 people will need blood in their lifetime. From natural disasters to unforeseen catastrophes, emergency hospital procedures to life-long battles with chronic diseases such as sickle cell, the demand for blood is constant. The supply is not. And since there is no substitute, only volunteer blood donors can roll up their sleeves and save lives.
Memorial Blood Center's bus will be here on Wednesday, September 19 in the afternoon. Please consider giving blood—you can save a life! Sign up at the Care Kiosk in the Foyer at Church or contact Parish Nurse Judy Petersen by email.