The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Cadiz from noon until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the fellowship hall of St. Stephens Catholic Church. St. Stephens is located on U.S. 68 West, one mile west of Subway Restaurant west of Cadiz.
Every two seconds, someone in this country needs blood, and most of us know someone who has used blood. Few people expect they will need blood. Nevertheless, blood must be collected, tested, processed and available before the need occurs. Every blood donation can help save the lives of up to three people.
Normally it takes about an hour to give blood, but your donation can add years to the life of someone in need. The process includes registration and completion of a medical computerized questionnaire, confidential mini-physical with a Red Cross health historian, blood donation (no longer than 10 minutes), and canteen, where refreshments are available to replenish lost fluids.
Sixty percent of the people in our region are eligible to give blood, but only about five percent actually donate blood. To be eligible to give, donors must be healthy, at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not given blood in the last 56 days.
We are urging all the donors that gave at the last drive to roll up their sleeves and donate at this blood drive.
There will be a drawing for a $50 savings bond from the Bank of Cadiz, and sandwiches, cookies and drinks will be served.
Coordinator, Trigg County Blood Donor Program