GIVING HEALTH AND LIFE IN JESUS NAME
The American Red Cross is the nonprofit provider of blood products to area hospitals. The majority of this blood comes from blood drives organized by groups such as SPC. By giving blood with the American Red Cross, SPC supports patients in need throughout greater Richmond, every day of the year. It’s an excellent way for us to give life and health to our community in Jesus’ name.
THERE’S NO SUBSTITUTE FOR BLOOD
When a patient receives blood, it was given in advance by a generous donor. Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
To ensure the safety of both patients and donors, these are some of the requirements donors must meet to be eligible to donate blood based on their donation type.
- Donation frequency: Every 56 days
- You must be at least 16 years old
- You must weigh at least 110 pounds
- You must be in good health and feeling well. Healthy means that you feel well and can perform normal activities. If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, healthy also means that you are being treated and the condition is under control.
NEXT OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE AT SPC
Sunday, May 17 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the SPC Fellowship Hall. Our location and procedures have been modified to comply with all current safety and health guidelines and regulations.