GROVE AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
BLOOD DRIVE – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 3-7PM (Rm 166)
To schedule go to redcrossblood.org and type in Grovebaptist or call 1-800-REDCROSS
• 1 Donation can save up to 3 lives
• 1 Donation can save up to 9 babies’ lives
• Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S needs blood
The Red Cross is the sole blood provider to all local Richmond Hospitals like Henrico Doctors’, Bon Secours, and VCU Medical Centers. Grove Avenue Baptist Church is helping to support our local blood supply by hosting their first blood drive on Wednesday, June 26th and invite YOU to help. Click here to save a life!
The Red Cross must collect about 13,000 blood donations every day for patients in need across the U.S. Grove Avenue Baptist Church invites YOU to help support our local blood supply by donating at their first blood drive on Wednesday, June 26th. Click here to save a life!
Volunteer donors are the only source of blood and platelets for those in need of transfusions.
Blood is needed for accident victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease.
Donors of all blood types are urgently needed to help restock the shelves following severe winter weather in some parts of the country. Since the beginning of the year, about 25,000 blood and platelet donations have gone uncollected due to weather-related blood drive cancellations. Please help replenish the hospital shelves and donate at Grove Avenue Baptist Church’s first blood drive on Wednesday, June 26th by clicking here.
Blood donors can help save lives in less time by using the Red Cross RapidPass® online health history system. RapidPass streamlines the donation experience by allowing donors to complete pre-donation reading and health history questions online on the day of the blood drive from the convenience of a computer or mobile device.
To get a RapidPass, donors should visit redcrossblood.org/rapidpass or use the Red Cross Blood Donor App to complete all of the questions, then print their RapidPass® or show it on a mobile device when they come to donate. Be sure to complete RapidPass the day of your donation.
Health of donors for day of donation:
While a well-balanced diet is generally adequate to have normal iron levels, donors should eat extra iron-rich foods like fish, poultry, red meat, beans, peas, lentils, iron-fortified cereals, bread and dried fruit in the days prior to their donation appointments. Foods rich in vitamin C, such as oranges, broccoli, tomatoes, kiwi, strawberries, peppers, potatoes and cabbage, can increase iron absorption. Iron supplements should be taken only after consulting with a personal healthcare provider or pharmacist. Donors can learn more at redcrossblood.org/iron.
Donors are encouraged to drink larger amounts of water to make the donation process quicker!