Although 60 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to give blood, only five percent does so, according to the American Red Cross.
That five percent must meet 100 percent of the need for blood in our country.
You can give the gift of life by donating blood on Monday, October 14, at one of these three Lourdes Health System locations:
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center - Auditorium
1600 Haddon Avenue
7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County - Cafeteria
218 Sunset Avenue
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LourdesCare at Cherry Hill – Large conference room
1 Brace Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Each blood donation can potentially save three lives. Because blood is perishable and has a limited shelf life of 42 days, it must be replenished daily. To help ensure a safe and adequate supply, donations are needed on a regular basis.
To make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and chose option #2 for Blood Donation support staff. To make an appointment online, go tohttp://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation.