Stop. Take a Moment and Give Blood. LKN Community Blood Drive This Thursday!

Ellen Stafford

, Lifestyle

LKNSBN Community Blood Drive

Every three months the Lake Norman Small Business Network organizes a community blood drive with OneBlood. The Big Red Bus is parked in front of the store at the Antiquity Harris Teeter, 21720 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, NC 28031.

 

Date and time

Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 2 pm to 6:30 pm.

 

Who can give blood?

The door is open. Stop by and give blood on Thursday.

 

OneBlood welcomes donations from donors 16 years old and older. (Note: 16-year-old donors must present a signed permission form from their parent or guardian before the donation.)

 

Don’t guess about the restrictions for giving blood—OneBlood requests that you do not self-defer. Check here for additional information about medications, high blood pressure, diabetes and other potential issues. Contact OneBlood for more specific information. Or simply show up on Thursday, you may be surprised, an issue that prevented you from giving blood in the past, may not be an issue today.

 

 

Schedule an Appointment

There is no waiting if you sign up for a time. Click on this link to schedule your appointment—there are still appointments available!

https://tinyurl.com/LKNBD2132020

 

Walk-ins after 3 pm

Don’t know exactly what your schedule looks like on Thursday? Feel free to walk-in after 3pm. From walking through the door to leaving with your “loot”, the blood donation process takes about 1 hour.

 

The process of giving blood

  1. Register & Screening
  2. The Donation
  3. Processing & Testing (Last 3 steps are what happens to your donation)
  4. Storage
  5. Distribution

 

Read more details about each step at the OneBlood website.

 

Pint for a Pint, Pint for a Pita & a Pint for a Pillow!

Donate a Pint and receive the following:

  • FREE Eleven Lakes pint coupon
  • FREE Pita Pit Antiquity Cornelius sandwich coupon
  • THIRTY dollars in Sweet Dreams Mattress & Furniture cash
  • FREE snacks and gift from OneBlood

 

OneBlood offers a Donor Milestones program

For every gallon level you reach, you’ll receive a window cling to showcase your achievement. In addition, there are other rewards that you can read about here.

 

The need for blood never stops

OneBlood delivers blood to hospitals in our area 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

 

Volunteers Caroline Bosi, David Beard, and Lynn Albert.

 

Thanks to you, our volunteers, and to our sponsors

Pita Pit, Eleven Lakes Brewery, Sweet Dreams Mattress & Furniture, LKNSBN, LKNSBW, PostNet Cornelius, Southlake Women’s Healthcare, and Harris Teeter Antiquity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credit: Ellen Stafford, EHS Web Design

 

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