Monday, May 10, 2010

Donate Blood This Week

It's time for LifeBridge Health spring blood drives!

As always, the need is great. According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds in the United States, someone needs blood. A single car accident victim can require up to 100 pints of blood. One donation from someone like yourself can help save the lives of up to three people.

The theme for spring is "Hit a Home Run." Donors at Sinai Hospital or Northwest Hospital will receive a packet of "baseball cards" which contains a prize code. The prize code may reveal a single, double, triple or home run prize that may include gift cards or other prizes. All participants are also enrolled in a grand drawing for a "Grand Slam" package that includes baseball tickets, hotel and dinner.

The blood drive at Sinai will be tomorrow, May 11, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, May 12 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The location is IS Training Room #3.

The blood drive at Northwest will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 14 in the Pike and Owings Room.

Visitors or community members are welcome to walk in at Sinai or Northwest. Employees can register to donate through the LifeBridge Health intranet. You can also call the blood banks: Sinai at 410-601-5112 or Northwest at 410-521-5926.

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