Blood drives scheduled this month

Published 8:22 pm Saturday, December 6, 2008

Two blood drives have been scheduled in Chilton County later this month.

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be stopping at Wal-Mart on Dec. 22 and 24 from 1-6 p.m. both days.

Donors are needed each and every day to make sure that everyone who needs blood receives blood. Under normal circumstances, the Alabama & Central Gulf Coast Region must collected roughly 800 units per day to make sure hospital requests are filled, and one of the best ways to avoid a dangerous emergency shortage is to give regularly at Red Cross blood drives and donor centers.

To give blood, one must be 17 years old or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Please bring photo identification. Hydrate yourself and eat well in the 48 hours leading up to donation. If you cannot donate, please ask someone to donate in your place.

The Red Cross will be hosting many public drives over the coming weeks in an effort to bolster the blood supply: