Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Red, White & You

Donate Blood.
Tuesday, March 29th
  • 1 pint of blood can save up to 3 lives
  • Every 2 seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion
  • 5 million people in the U.S. alone need blood every year
  • Less than 38% of the population is eligible to donate
  • Only 7% of people in the U.S. have the universal donor type O-
M.O.V.E. is making it easy for you! There will be a blood drive held on campus.

Tuesday, March 29th

Ross Sports Center

Make an appointment by signing up on the MOVE Board or Table in Alliot
OR by calling MOVE at 802-654-2674

In Honor of the Devlin Family

How to Prepare:

-Drink plenty of fluids! Hydrate.
-Wear a shirt that can easily be rolled up above the elbow
-Eat foods rich in iron such as red meat, egg yolks, dark leafy greens, cereals, chick peas
-Bring a list of medications you are taking, both prescription and over the counter
-Don't forget your I.D. (this is the step I ALWAYS forget) Bring 2 forms of identification

Blood Donors Requirements:

-Must be at least 17 years old or 16 years old with parental consent
-Be healthy: must feel well before and at the time of donation (also, if you have a chronic condition it must be treated and under control, i.e. Diabetes)
-Must be at least 110 pounds

Double Red Cell Donors Requirements:

-Be Healthy
-Must be at least 17 years old
-Must be at least 5'5''
-Must weigh at least 150 pounds

-Be Healthy
-Must be at least 17 years old
-Must be at least 5'1''
-Must weigh at least 130 pounds

Blood donations are in really high demand right now, and the supply is really low!
Stop by the Ross Sports Center on March 29th.

It'll be your good deed for the week! :)

(After you donate, continue to drink plenty of fluids and avoid any heavy lifting and exercise for the rest of the day)

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