Monday, February 2, 2009

Give Blood

In our church parking lot yesterday, members of the congregation had an opportunity to donate blood.

The Red Cross has a nationwide system of sharing blood donation based on patient need.

Within the past few years, FUMC members have had this need.

Type O Negative blood is called the "universal blood type" because it can be transferred to people of all blood types.

Donating blood is a safe process. A person can donate blood once every 56 days. Patients scheduled for surgery may be eligible to donate blood for themselves in the weeks before non-emergency surgery in a process known as autologous donation.

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