Hope Community Church Blood Drive.
Thursday, August 20th
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Appointments preferred, but walk-ins welcome.
Tips for maintaining blood iron levels
- Combine foods rich in vitamin C with foods rich in iron
- Cook in cast iron skillet
- Drink water and avoid caffeine
- Eat iron rich foods
Common Questions about Donating Blood
Your blood pressure is checked before every donation. If your blood pressure is within an acceptable range, you may donate. If you take medication you still may be eligible to donate.
You may be able to donate blood as long as you have taken your last dose of the prescribed course of antibiotics and have no symptoms.
Yes. You will be notified confidentially by certified mail or, in rare situations, by telephone.
No. All equipment is sterile and used only for you. You can not "catch" anything by giving blood.
When you give blood, you temporarily lose some fluids which your body replaces within 24 hours. So a few precautions are necessary: do not compete right after the donation and avoid strenuous activity for 12 hours after donating. Please consult with your coach or trainer to ensure it is appropriate for you.
While the Red Cross does not encourage the use of controlled substances, marijuana or alcohol use does not necessary disqualify you from giving blood as long as you are feeling well. If you have ever injected any illegal drugs, you can never give blood.
There are special limitations for certain travel. Some circumstances may make a person temporarily ineligible to donate blood; some cause permanent ineligibility. If you have any questions, please discuss with a trained Red Cross staff member.
Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcross.org for more information