Since each blood donation has the potential to save up to three lives, everyone who rolled up their sleeve to give blood at this drive should feel good knowing they saved the lives of up to 81 people.
This was Trigg County Hospital’s first Red Cross blood drive in 6 years. Not only did it produce 27 lifesaving units of blood, it also attracted 12 first time blood donors.
“As new safety qualifications, tests and travel restrictions are introduced, the number of eligible blood donors is decreasing. The Red Cross is seeking to increase the number of first-time donors to help overcome the loss of eligible blood donors and still maintain the safety of the nation’s blood supply,” says American Red Cross Hospital Donor Recruitment Representative Daniel Stockton. “Trigg County Hospital helped tremendously by introducing new donors to our program.”
Trigg County Hospital is helping to boost the summer blood supply by hosting another blood drive on Tuesday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trigg County Hospital located at 254 Main St. in Cadiz. To schedule your blood donation appointment, call Jody Brewer at 270-522-3215.
Anyone presenting to donate blood at an “And the Beat Goes On” themed blood drive will receive a music-inspired T-shirt.
If you are at least 17 years of age, *weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and are in good general health, you may be eligible to donate blood. There is no upper age limit for blood donation. For more information or to find a blood drive near your, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3542).
*In Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee, you may give blood at 16 years of age with parental consent.