You might think that Gate City Brewery offering a "Pint for a Pint," is why members, members' employees, friends and family would be quick to register for a time to donate blood. Donate a pint of blood, and receive a pint a coupon for Freedom Fighter or any other Gate City libation.
You might think that the COVID-19 test is why. Or the Amazon gift card you'll receive (that you could in turn donate to HomeStretch).
“My father fought in the Korean War and saw many heroes give their lives for this country. He always impressed upon me to give back by giving blood so others can live,” shared Darrell Bartlett. Every day more people are diagnosed with illness such as cancer, leukemia and sickle cell disease, all which use blood for treatment. One pint of blood can help up to three people. Each unit of blood can be separated into four components - red cells, plasma, cryoprecipitate and platelets. These components can help as many as three different hospital patients. "I always feel good within my heart and my soul about giving blood to help others with whatever trauma they might be experiencing in their lives at the time they need blood."
Click here to reserve 60 minutes on Aug 27 to donate.
For more information, contact Darrell Bartlett or Hal Schlenger. Our thanks to Pat Rains and Michael Curling for their current and past help saving lives in our community