BALTIMORE — Donating blood is a simple thing that can make a big difference in the lives of others. Nearly 44,000 blood donations are needed each and every day to meet the needs of accident victims, cancer patients and children with blood disorders. These patients and countless others rely on blood products for survival.
Make a difference in someone’s life by participating in Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center’s blood drive, scheduled for September 9-11, 2014, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Francis X. Knott Conference Center. Every participant will receive a meal coupon, parking pass and special gift from the Medical Center. More importantly, participants will take pride in knowing they saved up to three lives!
You can make twice the difference by scheduling a double red cell blood donation. During a double red cell donation, a machine separates the red blood cells from other blood components and returns the remaining components back to the donor. By doing this, the machine is able to double the amount of red cells it would normally collect in a standard blood donation. Donors are actually donating two units of blood, instead of one, and saving twice the number of lives!
For more information or to schedule a life-saving donation, call 410-550-0289.