Event at Pecanland Mall across from Shoe Dept.

Holiday Blood Drive

Holiday Blood Drive at Pecanland Mall across from Shoe Dept.

Location pin iconPecanland Mall

Calendar icon Now – Sun, Dec 29

Give the gift of life this holiday season!

LifeShare Blood Center is hosting their annual Holiday Blood Drive at Pecanland Mall.

Every two seconds, someone somewhere needs blood. One of every seven people who enter the hospital will need blood. That person may be you, your loved one, friend or co-worker. With all the wonderful advances in modern medicine, there still is NO substitute for human blood. The blood that helps patients comes only from caring people who volunteer to help others by donating their life-saving blood.

In the short time it took to read the above paragraph, 11 people needed blood.

WHO NEEDS BLOOD?

Patients who Receive Blood

Cancer Patients - 30% of blood donations

Bowel & Stomach Patients - 15% of blood donations

Heart Patients - 15% of blood donations

Burn Victims - 12% of blood donations

Accident Victims - 12% of blood donations

Liver & Kidney Patients - 6% of blood donations

Babies & Pregnant Woment - 5% of blood donations

Hemophiliacs - 5% of blood donations

 

WHO CAN GIVE?

Anyone at least 16 years of age, weighing at least 110 pounds and is in good health can donate blood.

Sixteen-year-olds must submit a permission form signed by a parent or guardian.

Some people may be temporarily or permanently prevented from donating blood due to certain health conditions. If you have a question about your eligibility to donate blood, contact your local LifeShare office.

HOW TO GIVE BLOOD

Your voluntary blood donation helps meet the needs of patients in local medical facilities.

When you register, LifeShare staff will recommend a donation procedure that is best suited to your blood type and current patient needs.

You may be asked to donate different blood components each time you give.

During your donation, you will be attended by trained specialists.

WHOLE BLOOD

The most frequently donated blood product is whole blood, which can help up to three patients with a single donation. Anyone who qualifies to give blood may be a whole blood donor, and may give one unit of blood every 56 days.

A whole blood donation process takes about 45-60 minutes, including registration, screening, and donation. The actual donation takes about 10-15 minutes.

AUTOMATED COLLECTIONS

When you donate via automated collections, only the needed blood components are retained. The best part about automated donation is that you know you are giving the blood component most needed for patients.