Phillipsburg Easton Honda is hosting a blood drive at its Phillipsburg location on Saturday, August 9th from 11:00AM to 1:45PM.
Phillipsburg, NJ (PRWEB) July 31, 2008 -- Phillipsburg Easton Honda is hosting a blood drive at its Phillipsburg location on Saturday, August 9th from 11:00AM to 1:45PM.
"Demand for blood donations remains high, and the Miller-Keystone Blood Center provides this life-saving commodity to over seventeen medical centers in the Lehigh Valley and Western New Jersey. We are excited to serve as a location for this all-important event. We encourage our friends and neighbors to donate blood at our upcoming blood drive, or at any other blood drive for that matter. Very little effort is required to save a life. This is a great opportunity for families to donate together" says Wayne Vince, owner of Phillipsburg Easton Honda.
GROWING DEMAND FOR BLOOD
Approximately 350 units of blood are needed daily in the hospitals served by the MKBC. Those who need blood include accident victims, surgical patients, cancer patients, burn victims, hemophiliacs, the elderly, and more.
Qualifying to give blood is easier than most people think. Besides some FDA guidelines, donors need to be 17 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs. About half of the US population is eligible to donate blood. Unfortunately, less than five (5) percent actually do. So, if even ten (10) percent donated, the blood supply would double. To learn more about giving blood, visit http://www.GIVEaPINT.org [GIVEaPINT.org].
"We chose to host this blood drive because of Miller-Keystone's mission. Beyond its goal to provide a safe and adequate blood supply to the community, the MKBC aims to be an active member of the community by providing related education and becoming involved in activities beyond simply co
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