As Memorial Day approaches, our minds turn to cookouts, mini-getaways and other social events. What we don’t think about is the thousands of accident victims, cancer patients and children with blood disorders who rely on blood products for survival.
Before you make your weekend plans, schedule a life-saving blood donation at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center’s blood drive, scheduled for May 22-24, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Francis X. Knott Conference Center. Every participant will receive a meal coupon, parking pass and special gift from the Medical Center. More important, participants will take pride in knowing they saved up to three lives!
You can make twice the difference by scheduling a double red cell blood donation. During a double red cell donation, a machine separates the red blood cells from other blood components and returns the remaining components back to the donor. By doing this, the machine is able to double the amount of red cells it would normally collect in a standard blood donation. Donors are actually donating two units of blood, instead of one, and saving twice the number of lives!
For more information or to schedule a life-saving donation, call 410-550-0289.