An estimated 38 percent of Americans are eligible to give blood or platelets, but of those, less than 10 percent actually donate each year. If you are healthy and eligible, please come out to donate. Most donations take about an hour, so book your appointment, roll up your sleeve and become a part of the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross and Fairfield Memorial Hospital.
The Blood Drive will be held at Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Educational Annex Building at 203 Northwest 10th Street in Fairfield in the Red Cross bus. The blood drive will be held on December 3rd from 11:30a.m to 5:30p.m. If you would like to schedule your appointment you can do so by visiting https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time or you can call Shauna Williams, Marketing Director, at 618-847-8242.
“The current pandemic has brought much of the world to a halt, isolating people in their homes, taking kids out of school and closing the doors to many businesses. Despite this, hospitals across the country have remained open and operational, dedicated to providing lifesaving care to patients. Because of this, the need for blood donation still exists and we hope we can do our part by partnering with the Red Cross to have this blood drive and help provide the much needed supplies they need during this time.” commented FMH CEO, Katherine Bunting-Williams.