This ministry organizes and sponsors the "Gift of Life". We have blood drives four times a year.
What? We are pleased to continue our life-saving partnership with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center by hosting a blood drive. Each day, The Blood Center needs to collect more than 800 blood donations for patients in 220 healthcare facilities in a 25-county region.
Who? Anyone who is at least 17 years old, 110 pounds and in good general health may be eligible to donate. Individuals who are 16 years old, weigh at least 122 pounds and have parental consent may donate blood as well.
Why? It is the blood on the shelf that saves lives, so those who Commit for Life and donate blood at least once a quarter are key to maintaining an adequate blood supply at all times.
How? You can schedule your donation online at www.giveblood.org; click on “Make an appointment,” then “Select a drive” and use sponsor code 3491 to select a convenient time.
Look in the bulletin for upcoming Drive dates.