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Croasdaile Dental Art’s Volunteer Blood Drive

 

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Our friends at the American Red Cross … This text opens a new tab to the American Red Cross website… told us a critical shortage of blood is creating a national crisis.

Worse still:

They’ve had to limit blood distributions in recent weeks. On certain days, some hospitals can’t receive even a quarter of the blood products needed.

When we look at the faces of our beloved friends, family, and community members, we can’t imagine any of them not being able to receive a life-saving blood donation.

To help, we’re holding a volunteer blood drive at Croasdaile Dental Arts on June 3rd, 2022 starting at 10:00 a.m.

Join us for the blood drive and help to ensure lifesaving blood products are available to patients in need.

Reserve your preferred time to donate today.

Sign Up For Our Blood Drive

About our volunteer blood drive:

Blood cannot be manufactured or stockpiled. It is only made available through the kindness of volunteer donors like you.

What: American Red Cross partnering with Croasdaile Dental Arts to host a blood drive

Where: The lobby of our professional building: 2900 Croasdaile Drive, Suite 5, Durham, NC 27705

When: Friday, June 3, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Why: Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Give now.

How to sign up: Sign up here for our blood drive… This text opens a new tab to the Red Cross website…

Contact: Drew at Croasdaile Dental Arts: drew@croasdailedentalarts.com… Opens in a new window to email website… or (919) 383-7402

Five reasons why volunteer blood drives are important

1. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

2. A single blood donation can help save more than one life.

3. Blood and blood products are delivered to 6.5 million people in dire need each year.

4. Every day, about 13,000 blood donations must be made to fulfill patient needs.

5. “Whole blood” (the blood flowing in your veins) is the most flexible type of volunteer blood donation. It can be transfused whole or separated into red blood cells, plasma, and platelets to help multiple people.

Given the severe shortage of blood and blood products across the nation, we’re asking you to become a volunteer blood donor today.

About our American Red Cross Eastern North Carolina Region

Serving 53 counties and over 4.6 million people, the American Red Cross Eastern North Carolina Region serves our community and those surrounding us.

This means:

Your blood donation could impact friends, families, and neighbors throughout our community.

Why does the Red Cross ask so many personal questions when I give blood?

The highest priorities of the Red Cross are the safety of the blood supply and our blood donors. They ask these questions to ensure it is safe for patients to receive your blood and for you to donate blood that day.

Are you wondering who can donate blood?… Opens in a new window to American Red Cross website…

Information about blood donation eligibility.

Volunteer blood donation requirements

To donate blood, you must be:

  • In good health and feeling well
  • At least 17 years old
  • At least 110 lbs

Here are some other commonly asked questions about blood donation eligibility:

Can you donate blood if you smoke cigarettes or medical marijuana?

The Red Cross encourages all eligible donors who feel well to make an appointment to give blood. Use of either substance doesn’t disqualify you from donating.

Can you donate blood when you’re on your period?

Menstruating doesn’t affect your ability to donate. Enjoy your relaxing time on the donation couch and a tasty snack afterward.

Can you donate blood if you have an STD?

Chlamydia, venereal warts (human papillomavirus), or genital herpes are not a cause for deferral if you feel healthy and meet all other eligibility requirements. Other STDs may disqualify you from donating blood, so check with the Red Cross to learn more.

Can I donate blood with new tattoos?

A recent tattoo is acceptable if applied by a state-regulated entity using sterile needles and ink that is not reused.

You can find the answer to more of your volunteer blood donation eligibility questions at the American Red Cross’s FAQ page… Opens in a new window to American Red Cross website….

Two ways to volunteer at our blood drive

1. Become a volunteer blood donor at our drive by signing up here:

Croasdaile Dental Arts Blood Drive

2. If you’re unable to donate blood but still want to help, just let us know! There are many other ways to help with a volunteer blood drive!

Email or call Drew at Croasdaile Dental Arts at:

Call: 919-383-7402
Email: drew@croasdailedentalarts.com… Opens in a new window to email website…

Get ready to donate blood at Croasdaile’s volunteer blood drive in Durham, NC

Croasdaile Dental Art’s helping build a stronger community in Durham. Your volunteer blood donation will help our local community and fellow humans across the nation.

The American Red Cross says, “Kindness is in your blood.” We show our kindness and caring through giving back to the community at Croasdaile Dental Arts.

We’re ready to be a part of the solution to saving lives. Are you?

Sign Up For Our Blood Drive

If you have any questions:

Thank you for supporting our practice and our surrounding communities!

Croasdaile Dental Arts

We proudly serve Durham, NC… Opens in a new window google website…, and surrounding communities in Raleigh, Hillsborough, Chapel Hill, Mebane, and Timberlake.