Every Donor Receives $5.00 in NHADACA Dollars
to be used towards any training event.
Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. But it cannot be manufactured; it needs to given by volunteer donors.
Often times, folks can find a reason for not donating blood so we’d like to do some myth busting with the hopes that you will donate and become someone’s hero –
Excuse # 1
I don’t like needles – Nearly everyone feels that way at first. However, most donors will tell you that you feel only a slight pinch, and about 7-10 minutes later, you are finished and headed for the refreshment area. If you take the time to make one donation, you’ll wonder why you ever hesitated!
No-one ever asked me – Consider yourself asked! Through donated blood, hospital needs can be met. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
I’m afraid I’ll acquire HIV – It is not possible to get HIV by donating blood at the American Red Cross. A new sterile needle is used for each donor and discarded afterwards.
I don’t wan to feel weak afterward – Donating blood should not adversely affect a healthy adult because the body has plenty of blood (10-12 pints). You will donate less than one pint, and your body, which constantly makes new blood, will replace the donated volume within 24 hours. After a brief rest, most people continue their usual activities after donating.
Excuse # 5
They won’t want my blood – If you have doubts, check with your physician. The qualified staff on duty at a blood drive or donor center will review your medical history with you. There is no upper age limit to donate blood wit the Red Cross. Many medical conditions do not present you from donating blood, or may have done so only temporarily in the past.
No excuses, come and become someone’s hero on October 21st. You can help save more than one life!
Donate October 21st, 2015 – You’ll be glad you did, and bring a friend!
To make an appointment click HERE to submit your appointment preference.
Or call our office at 603.225.7060 and we’ll set up an appointment for you.
Every donor will receive $5.00 in NHADACA Dollars good towards any training event, and are transferable.