By Michael P. Neufeld
Lake Arrowhead, CA – You don’t have to be a doctor or a nurse to give the gift of life. Just donate blood on Monday, January 16, at Mountains Community Hospital in Lake Arrowhead. It’s safe. It’s simple. It saves lives.
Donors receive a free mini-physical as part of the donation process. Donors will also receive free cholesterol screening.
GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE
All healthy individuals, at least 15 years of age, may donate blood and give the gift of life. Those between the ages of 15 and 16 must provide written parental consent. Parental consent forms are available at any donor center, community blood drive or online at LIFESTREAM.
All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not be at risk for AIDS or hepatitis.
FOUR EASY STEPS
There are four easy steps to giving the gift of life:
Sign in with our friendly receptionist and complete a brief health history questionnaire (approx. 15 minutes).
We will give you a “mini-physical” to review your medical history, check your blood pressure, pulse rate, body temperature and iron levels (approx. 15 minutes).
- BLOOD DONATION
Your life-giving blood is drawn by a skilled medical professional using new, sterile and disposable materials (approx. 15 minutes).
- HEALTHY SNACKS AND JUICE FOR ALL!
You’re already done! And, in addition to the wonderful feeling of satisfaction you have from knowing that your blood will help save someone’s life, you’ll enjoy cookies, drinks and healthy snacks while relaxing in the canteen area.
For additional information call 1-800-TRY GIVING.