Help save a life, donate blood. Join the heroes from the Longwood Fire Company & Kennett Township Police Department and give the gift of life this holiday season! We need you to help the American Red Cross and local hospital patients by donating blood at the Save a Life Blood Drive at the Kennett Township Building Thursday December 14.
Right now, blood donations are being distributed to hospitals as quickly as they come in. Donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this fall.
Who: You along with the heros of the LFC and KTPD
When: Thursday, December 14th, 2017
Where: Kennett Township Municipal Building 801 Burrows Run Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348
WE NEED 45 MORE DONORS TO SIGN UP!
Please roll up your sleeve to help local hospital patients. Only volunteer blood donors can help save lives by donating blood! Donating blood is easy and saves lives. You can save time on your donation by using our new Rapid Pass program. Sign up today and learn more about the Rapid Pass program
Sign up now to help save lives!!
Kennett Township-Save a Life Blood Drive
Thursday December 14
To sign-up go to www.redcrossblood.org
enter sponsor key code: Kennett Township
Facts about blood needs from the American Red Cross:
-Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
-Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U.S.
-Nearly 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma are needed daily in the U.S.
-Nearly 21 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.
-The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
-The blood type most often requested by hospitals is type O.
-The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.
-It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects 90,000 to 100,000 people in the U.S. About 1,000 babies are born with the disease each year. Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.
-According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.69 million people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2017. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
-A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.
-For more information about national blood collection and utilization trends, visit the AABB website. AABB is an international, not-for-profit association representing individuals and institutions involved in the field of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies.
For more information, check out the ARC website:
Any questions, comments or concerns can be referred to Paramedic Catherine Rawlings (CRawlings@longwoodfireco.com or EMT Joe Miles JMiles@longwoodfireco.com)