Blood Drive - August 7
240 Pint Challenge
By: Angela Tuttle | Last Updated: 08/02/2012 13:10
The summer St. Thomas Blood Drive is Tuesday, August 7 from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m.
in the St. Thomas gym. This drive is the kick-off to the 240 Pint Challenge. The goal is sixty (60) pints per blood drive August 7 through May 7.
(Aug. 7, Nov. 6, Feb. 5, May 7)
Helpful Donation Tips:
Increase your water intake 1-2 days prior to your donation.
Eat iron-rich foods such as red meat and/or dark green, leafy vegetables 1-2 days prior to your donation.
East a good meal prior to your donation. If you’ve had donation issues in the past, make sure your two prior meals are substantial.
Must be at least 16 years old by the day of the blood drive to donate – No upper age limit.
Photo IDs are required for ALL donors.
Must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds.
Must be feeling healthy & well (no cold, flu or allergy symptoms)
If taking these medications:
Cholesterol Medication: may donate
Blood Pressure Medication: may donate
Thyroid Medication: may donate
Anti-depressants: may donate
Antibiotics: acceptable after last dose. Must be symptom-free
Insulin: may donate (provided you’ve never taken a bovine-derived variety)
You can make an appointment by either calling 630.355.8980 or on line at www.heartlandbc.org
No babysitting provided.
Please consider giving the gift of life and receive a bonus of ice cream for you and a “Two Bostons” treat for your pet.
Help us reach our 60 pint donation per drive goal!