Blood donation saves lives.
Make a big difference in the lives of others simply by donating blood.
According to the American Red Cross:
- Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood.
- One blood donation can potentially save up to three lives.
- Less than 38 percent of the population is eligible to give blood or platelets.
Each person is born with a specific blood type which means you can’t
give or receive blood from just anyone. Blood is a vital part of the life-saving
care required for some trauma, cancer, and burn patients. Those with chronic
medical conditions can also benefit from blood products such as red cells,
platelets and plasma. As a donor, your generous gift supports the constant
need for a healthy and reliable blood supply in the community.
Join MGH for a blood drive on Saturday, Sept. 12.
Marion General Hospital is hosting a blood drive on Saturday, September
12 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at MGH Express Urgent Care, 1130 N. Baldwin
Ave., Marion, IN 46952.
Go to GiveBloodNow.com to schedule your donation appointment.
Donating blood takes about one hour, including a mini-physical (pulse,
blood pressure and body temperature) and health interview.
To be an eligible blood donor, you must:
- Be in good health
- Be at least 17 years of age (or 16 years old with parental consent)
- Weigh at least 110 pounds
Blood donation is not available to those who:
- Are pregnant
- Have donated blood within the last 56 days
- Have had symptoms of cold or flu within the last 72 hours
- Have had a root canal, tooth extraction or oral surgery within the last 24 hours
- Have received a tattoo or body piercing within the last four weeks (or
up to 12 months after receiving a tattoo or body piercing from a nonregulated
establishment or state)
If you have questions or concerns about your eligibility as a donor, call
South Bend Medical Foundation at 765-662-4630. For more information, visit
South Bend Medical Foundation serves as the sole blood supplier for Marion