Jun 5, 2009

Save a life and give blood this summer

Save a life this summer and take a few minutes to give some blood, and the Livingston County Democratic Party and the Blue Tiger Democrats just happen to be sponsoring a blood drive on June 15.

The blood drive is set for noon to 6 p.m. June 15 at party headquarters, 10321 Grand River Ave. Suite 600 in Brighton, in the Fonda Place office building, just east of Grand River and Old US 23. Blood shortages are typical in the summer months. Approximately 20 percent of the blood donated comes from high schools and colleges, and when school is out, donating blood often takes a back seat to other summer activities.

The blood drive is open to anyone, and we are looking for American blood; not Republican or Democratic blood. To give blood, according to the Red Cross, you must be in good general health and be at least 17 years old. You must weigh at least 110 pounds, and not have donated whole blood in the last 8 weeks (56 days) or double red cells in the last 16 weeks (112 days). "Healthy" means that you feel well and can perform normal activities. If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure, "healthy" also means that you are being treated and the condition is under control.

The party is also looking for volunteers to help with the blood drive to help with set up, the sign up donors or serve refreshments. If you want to volunteer call Pam Green at (734) 347-0335 or pgreen1210@sbcglobal.net.

The Blue Tiger Democrats were founded in 2005 by Bill Samuels, a longtime activist in Democratic and progressive causes, with the goal of getting the Democratic Party in touch with its original values and getting volunteers involved in civic programs and civic engagement.

1 comment:

kevins said...

Is guru allowed to give blood?

Given his history, I would be worried about the quality of that plasma.