Your Blood Could Save A Life

Did you know that a pint of blood could save up to three lives? By donating blood, you are helping to contribute to the ready supply of blood that saves countless lives. Many blood recipients would not have survived the medical trauma they endured without the extra life-sustaining blood they received. Below is just a snapshot of the colossal impact donated blood has made in four lives.

“The Fire Fighters and EMT kept me alive initially, but without the blood transfusions, I wouldn’t be alive today and wouldn’t have the wonderful family I do now.” –John O’Hara

“I wouldn’t have been able to care for my baby girl were it not for the blood I received.  I now know how important blood donation is and I am so thankful, for me and Addison, that someone took time out of their life to donate.” –Chandra Eckels

“Without having the blood available, I would not have survived the transplant operation.  Blood is needed every day and you just never know if you or someone you care about will need it.” -Lindsay Zamzow

“We have a happy, healthy daughter who loves life.  If it weren’t for the kindness of blood donors, Michelle might not be with us today.  We can’t thank those donors enough for giving us the gift of life”. – Jeff & Tiffini Mericle

Reliance Church is participating in an American Red Cross blood drive at Linfield campus on March 11th. See their full website HERE.  So make an appointment at the Connection Center, if you’d like to donate! You must register in order to give blood. The blood drive at Linfield will be running from 8 am and 12 pm.

Wondering if you’re eligible to donate? Check out the following questions; if you answer yes to all of them, you’re on your way to qualifying for donating blood!

  1. Are you 17 years or older, or 16 years old with written parental consent?
  2. Has it been at least eight weeks since your last whole blood donation?
  3. Is your blood pressure lower than 180/100 mmHg?
  4. Is your heart rate between 50 and 100 beats per minute?
  5. Is your body temperature lower than 99.5°F?
  6. Is your Hemoglobin greater than 12.5 g/dl?

Click HERE for a comprehensive list of eligibility requirements pertaining to medical history. If you are qualified to donate blood, you are qualified to make a life-saving difference!