Many people want to give back to the
community but may not have a lot of time to volunteer. In only about an hour,
volunteer blood donors can help save lives and feel instant gratification.
The community is invited to give back and help save lives by
donating blood on Thursday, August 10, from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Fitchburg Community Center, 5510 Lacy Road.
Blood is a perishable product that can
only come from generous volunteers. By donating blood, individuals can make a
difference in the lives of patients in their community and throughout the
To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Completion of a RapidPass online health history
questionnaire found at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass
is encouraged to help speed up the donation process. A blood donor card or
driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.
Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental
consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in
generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and
other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and