"I was diagnosed with multiple melanoma 9 years ago," shared past RI District Governor Bob Hagan. "During 9 rounds of chemotherapy, I had to have 8 pints of blood . Friends gave, family gave , Rotarians gave . YOU giving blood saved my life and many others. We must have an ample supply of blood of all different types . I encourage all of us to give blood, it does save lives. We together , make a difference, just like Rotary makes a difference. We save lives."
As if Bob and other Rotarian's stories aren't enough inspiration to donate, Gate City Brewery is offering a "Pint for a Pint," for members, members' employees, friends and family who 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.
BONUSES: COVID-19 test is done are part of the screening process. And Red Cross will send you an Amazon gift card as a 'thank you' (that you could in turn donate to HomeStretch).
Click here to reserve 60 minutes on Sep 17 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.