Clarkson City Hall and the Clarkson Police Department are partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive this Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Clarkson Community Center.
“I personally invite everyone in the community to please join us for a Red Cross blood drive at the Clarkson Community Center on Feb. 11, 2017 from noon until 5 p.m.,” said Clarkson Police Chief Buck Meredith. “Donating a unit of blood is a virtually pain-free gift that could very easily save a life or lives! You also never know whose life could be saved by your donation.”
According to the American Red Cross website for blood donation, www.redcrossblood.org, every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood, and a single donation can potentially help more than one patient in need of blood.
Blood donors are given a mini-physical to check their temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and hemoglobin to ensure it is safe for them to give blood.
The actual blood donation typically takes less than 10 to 12 minutes, and the entire process takes about an hour and 15 minutes, according to www.redcrossblood.org.
Clarkson Community Center/City Hall is located at 213 Millerstown St. in Clarkson.
For more information about the American Red Cross and blood donation, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.