Faith Lutheran to host blood drive
Published 9:39 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Faith Lutheran Church in Suffolk will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, at the church, 2730 Bridge Road.
For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 757-686-0468 or sign up at redcrossblood.org.
“Faith Lutheran Church has been committed for 15 years to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations,” said Frank Brown, office administrator. “This blood drive is our way of giving members, colleagues and neighbors an opportunity to help save lives.”
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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,” Brown said. “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 (the “universal giver”), A negative and B negative.