january 2019 sponsor bulletin


1 201 9 January Blood Drive Sponsor Bulletin The American Red Cross urges people to share their good health and resolve to give blood regularly, Below are key messages that can beginning in January with National Blood Donor Month. relay ed to be donors while scheduling appointments. KEY MESSAGES • January is National Blood Donor Month, the perfect time to resolve to be a regular blood donor and help save lives. • Extreme winter weather in some parts of the country and seasonal illnesses often make it difficult for the American Red Cross to maintain a sufficient blood supply at this time of year. Healthy individuals are urged to give now. • The Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood donations every day for patients in need. - 6 and receive a special long - 1 Jan. sleeved Red • [FOR DRIVES JAN 1 - 6 ] Come to give blood Cross T shirt in thanks for starting the new year with a blood donation , while supplies last. - • Do you know someone who has never donated before? Please encourage them to make an appointment with you. Without more donors, patients will not have the blood they need. • [FOR DRIVES WHERE POWER REDS WILL BE COLLECTED] Eligible donors with types O, B negative or A negative blood are encouraged to make a Power Red donation at t his blood drive. o Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact. During this type of donation, red blood cells are separated from other blood components, and the plasma and platelets are safely and comfortably returned to the donor. o Type O negative is the universal blood type and what emergency personnel reach for in trauma situations when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type. - blood type and can be transfused to Rh positive patients transfused is the most o Type O positive of any blood type. positive or negative patients. - can be transfused to Rh and B negative negative Types A o ® • by using RapidPass to complete your pre - donation reading and health history online Save time . Get started at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or by before you come to your appointment using the Blood Donor App. ibility questions, please call For detailed donor elig 800 1 - • - RED CROSS (1 - 800 - 733 - 2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org . YOU CAN HELP ! sustain the • Encourage friends and family who have never donated blood to give at your drive and help Visit . blood supply our redesigned and easier to navigate website at to find tools - rcblood.org/coordinator and . download the tools you need for blood drive success • P ost the messages below to social media and ask your committee members and donors to share: • ith Resolve to #GiveMoreLife in the new year by donating blood w the #RedCross from

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