You never know who you may help save by donating a bit of blood.
This month, there are two community blood drive events, and Vitalant is asking that the students of Page High School, employees of Banner Hospital, and the rest of the Page community take the time to donate. About an hour of your time and your donation is a lifelong gift for a hospital patient in need of a lifesaving blood transfusion. Both events are open to the public.
On Saturday, October 27th Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services) Centers sent 200 additional blood products to our sister center in Pittsburgh to help victims of the shooting at the Pittsburgh Synagogue.
The blood already collected and at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center helped to treat the shooting victims.
Vitalant is the sole blood provider for UPMC. Red blood cells have a shelf life of 42 days.
That's why it's vital for blood donors to give regularly so there's enough ready and waiting for patients when they need it.This was a sad reminder that it is the blood on the shelves that saves lives.
Page High School - Thursday December 6
On Thursday, December 6, from 9:30am to 2:30pm, Page High School is sponsoring a community blood drive. To schedule a time, go to Blood Hero and type in Sponsor Code: pagehigh.
If you have questions regarding this event, please call Megan Moore at 928-608-5416
Banner Page Hospital - Wednesday December 12
On Wednesday, December 12, the Page Hospital is hosting a community Blood Drive from 11:30am to 5:00pm in the Washburn Conference Room at Banner Page Hospital. To schedule a time, go to Blood Hero and when prompted, type in Sponsor Code: PageHosp.
Pizza hut is also providing a voucher for a free medium cheese pizza when you donate at the Page Hospital Event. See the notice below for further information.
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