Urgent need for blood donors during summer months

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Summer is the season we’ve all been enjoying. There are 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That’s 2,400 hours of fun! The American Red Cross asks that you set aside one hour of your summer fun for a good cause—donating blood.

Choose what day you would like to give during Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center’s blood drive, scheduled for June 29-July 1, 2015, 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 important, 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.