American Red Cross Hosts Blood Drive at St. Joan of Arc Church

The American Red Cross and the Knights of Columbus of Orleans are holding a blood drive to support the community blood supply for patients in need. Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood, and every pint donated could save up to three lives.

The blood drive will take place on Friday, December 30, 2011, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church, 61 Canal Road, Orleans.

To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RedCross (1-800-733-2767) or by loggin on to www.RedCrossBlood.org.

The Knights of Columbus will be providing clam chowder to all donors.

The American Red Cross Services – Northeast Division must distribute approximately 3,000 units of blood each day just to meet the basic needs of area patients.

Individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to give blood. High school students and donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight measurements.

Please bring your Red Cross Donor Card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.

For more information about the Knights of Columbus and KofC St. Joan of Arc Council 3384 in Orleans MA, please contact us.

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