Giving the gift of life!

Please plan on donating blood at OneBlood’s drive on January 7, 2024 at Bethel Presbyterian Church from 8:00 am till 1:00 pm.

The address 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius, NC

Have you ever wanted to be considered a hero?

Many times, we hear the expression, “You’re My Hero.” It could be for a number of things and said by various people. But have you ever wanted it said by someone about you? Of course, we have however, we didn’t know how to make this happen.

I have a way.

This Sunday, January 7, 2024, OneBlood will be conducting a blood drive at Bethel Presbyterian Church. The address is 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius, NC. The drive will welcome walk-ins from 8:00 am till 1:00 pm but you can schedule an appointment at https://donor.oneblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/1453750

Please make plans to help us out on this drive.

The simple way, and I stress simple, is to become a regular blood donor. Ok, I have heard all the excuses:

  • I’m afraid of needles.
  • I don’t have time, or I’m too busy.
  • It is not convenient.
  • I’m too old.
  • No one ever asked me.

Well, I’m asking.

To assist you in becoming a hero in 2024, OneBlood will be hosting a blood drive, every two months, at Bethel Presbyterian Church, located at 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius, NC. I realize that there are drives every day, in and around the Lake Norman area however, I wanted to let you know of a regularly scheduled time and place. Having the Red Bus scheduled every two months will allow you do donate each time the bus is at Bethel.

The dates for the drives are:

  • January 7th from 8am to 1pm
  • March 3rd from 8am to 1pm
  • May 5th from 8am to 1pm
  • July 7th from 8am to 1pm
  • September 1st from 8am to 1pm
  • November 3rd from 8 am to 1pm

The link to sign up for the January 7th drive is, https://donor.oneblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/1453750

Please put these dates in your calendar and consider becoming a regular donor in 2024.

Why Blood Is Needed

Blood cannot be manufactured outside the body and has a limited shelf life. The supply must constantly be replenished by generous blood donors.

How Blood Is Used ?

As stated on OneBlood’s website, there are many reasons patients need blood:

  • More than 25% of the blood supply is used by patients battling cancer.
  • 1 out of every 83 childbirths will require a blood transfusion.
  • The second most common medical procedure in U.S. hospitals is the transfusion of blood and blood products.
  • 3.2% of the blood supply is used to treat pediatric patients.