Give blood to win a kayak
MUNCY- Donate blood on Friday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the recreation room at Muncy Valley Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Center located at 215 Water Street. All signed-in donors will receive a chance to win a kayak package-consisting of two kayaks, two paddles and a $100 gift card.
“This is an exciting promotion,” says Lora Cope, Community Blood Bank (CBB) mobile drive coordinator. “The winner can explore our area’s waters in new kayaks.”
Even more importantly, donors will save lives. Donations made to the Community Blood Bank impact the blood supply at local hospitals.
“This is a chance to help our neighbors, friends and family,” says Stephanie Phillips-Taggart, community relations coordinator. “Make an impact on area patients by donating blood.”
According to the America’s Blood Center, nationally more than 40,000 pints of blood are needed daily. One donation roughly equates to one pint.
Individuals are eligible to give blood if it has been 56 days since their last donation; they are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent); weigh at least 110 pounds; have not received a tattoo or body piercing in the past 12 months; are in good general health and do not have a cold or the flu Donors must have a valid photo ID in order to register. Prior to donating, those giving blood should eat a good solid meal and drink at least 18 oz. of water.Appointments are not necessary, but can be made if preferred.
Donors who attend Community Blood Bank drives from May 1-26 will automatically be interested in the kayak drawing. The winner will be announced during the last week of May.
For more information, to schedule an appointment or to learn more about hosting a drive, call 570-789-4026 or visit FourHearts.org.
About Community Blood Bank
As a non-profit organization, Community Blood Bank has been providing a safe, reliable supply of volunteer blood to hospitals through regional partnerships since 1966. Community Blood Bank is regulated by the Food & Drug Administration and licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The organization is an independent blood center and is a current member of multiple nationally recognized blood banking associations such as the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and America’s Blood Centers (ABC).