Help Save Lives. Reasons YOU Should Donate Blood.

January 1, 2016

Blood is essential for life because it carries oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, fights infections, and helps heal wounds. Everyone has this self-generating resource that can be generously given to others—when and where it is needed most.

-Accidents happen 24/7 that put our friends, family, and neighbors in danger 

-Blood transfusions save the lives of cardiac patients during surgery

-Premature infants come into the world often needing blood to survive

-You or someone you know will need blood

If not personally in need, at some point in our lives we will all know a friend, neighbor, family member, or co-worker who needs a blood transfusion. In fact, 1 out of 3 people will need blood in their lifetime. From natural disasters to unforeseen catastrophes, emergency hospital procedures to life-long battles with chronic diseases such as sickle cell, the demand for blood is constant. The supply is not. Since there is no substitute, only volunteer blood donors can roll up their sleeves and save lives.

We need YOU! Piedmont Crossing, in partnership with Thomasville Parks and Recreation, will host a blood drive on Wednesday, January 20 from 1-4:30pm on the campus of Piedmont Crossing. Help us make this a successful blood drive and MOST IMPORTANTLY….HELP SAVE LIVES! 

To sign up or for more information, please contact Shaylyn Ladd at 828-465-8028.