Tina Fugleberg and Linda Shannon-Hills
Join the SaddleBrooke Ranch Red Cross Blood Drive and help save lives!
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. That’s why SaddleBrooke Ranch is on a mission to help save lives by hosting a blood drive on Dec. 3 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ranch House Sol Ballroom at 31143 S. Amenity Dr.
The community is invited to take part in this special event and donate blood for hospital patients in our neighborhoods and across the nation. The need for blood is constant, but only 3% of the U.S. population donates. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can play a critical role in the treatment of accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer, or sickle cell disease.
To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Completion of a RapidPass® online health history questionnaire found at RedCrossBlood.org/rapidpass is encouraged to help speed up the donation process. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.
Assistance with the Donor App and scheduling donations will be available at the next drive.
Can You Go Power Red?
A Power Red donation is similar to whole blood donation, except a special machine is used to allow you to safely donate two units of red blood cells during one donation while returning your plasma and platelets to you. Maximize your impact and schedule a Power Red donation today! Learn more at www.redcrossblood.org.
Help Fight Sickle Cell Disease
In the United States, an estimated 100,000 people of various racial and ethnic backgrounds have sickle cell disease, with the majority being of African descent. Blood from people of the same race or similar ethnicity is important in ensuring the best transfusion results, with the least potential reaction.
When you donate, blood is tested for specific antigens that are needed to treat sickle cell disease. If your blood contains those characteristics, we will let you know, so you can help sickle cell patients by donating whole blood, plasma, or platelets.
Save the Dates! Upcoming Blood Drives
* Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, 7 a.m.to 1 p.m.
* Saturday, April 15, 2023, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.