FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will host a group blood drive with the American Purple Cross on Friday, Might 15, from 10:00 a.m. to three:00 p.m. within the YMCA’s health club (1340 Martine Ave. in Scotch Plains).
For extra info or to make an appointment to donate, join on-line at Redcrossblood.org with sponsor code Fanwood-ScotchPlains. The web site additionally supplies info on the Purple Cross’ security protocols in the course of the COVID-19 well being disaster. On the day of the drive, please drink loads of fluids, eat a wholesome breakfast, and convey a face masks and ID.
“Internet hosting a blood drive coincides with the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA’s core values of giving again to the group,” stated Kim Decker, CEO of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA “With a easy blood donation, we’ve the flexibility to assist save the life of somebody who may very well be a coworker, cherished one or neighbor.”
Daily, blood donors assist sufferers of all ages: accident and burn victims, coronary heart surgical procedure and organ transplant sufferers, and people battling most cancers. In actual fact, each two seconds, somebody within the U.S. wants blood, the Purple Cross states. The necessity for blood donation is simply as nice now as ever.
“The quick period of time it takes to donate can imply a lifetime to a affected person with a critical medical situation. We urge eligible donors to affix us within the selfless act of giving blood.”
Donors of all blood sorts are wanted, particularly these with sorts O unfavorable, B unfavorable and A unfavorable. In accordance with the Purple Cross, sort O unfavorable is the common blood sort that may be safely transfused to anybody, and is usually used to deal with trauma sufferers.
The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is devoted to bettering the standard of lifetime of the people, households and communities it serves by way of packages and companies that construct wholeness of spirit, thoughts and physique. The YMCA is a not-for-profit group based on Christian ideas, serving individuals of all ages, races, religion, cultures and socio-economic situations. For info please go to FSPY.org.