Lourdes Health is hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lourdes Medical Center, in the Farrelly Auditorium on the 4th floor. Community members are invited to join Lourdes employees in rolling up their sleeves and giving this life saving donation.
“The United States is currently facing a severe blood shortage, and we are happy to be able to do our part to help serve this great need,” said Jean Lewis, Lourdes Health Laboratory Director. “We are committed to strengthening our community and helping meeting hospital and patient needs through blood donations. This blood drive is our way of giving staff, colleagues and neighbors an opportunity to help save lives.”
Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross.
“We urge community members to donate blood and help ensure that patients in local hospitals have a supply of blood ready and waiting before an emergency occurs. There’s no better feeling than knowing that your blood donation may give someone a second chance at life.”
According to the Red Cross, donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.
Appointments are need to participate in the Blood Drive. Additionally, all participants will be required to comply with COVID-19 protocols, including masking inside of all Trios Health facilities. For more information and to make an appointment, go to: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=Lourdes.
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