The Blood Connection is returning to our office in North Main Saturday, June 1. Drop by our family dental practice between 9:30am – 1:30pm to donate. The bloodmobile will park at the corner of North Main Street and Stone Avenue.
Everyone who donates receives a $20 Chick-fil-A gift card. You can also enjoy free coffee, tea and hot chocolate from the Vita Nova traveling cafe and enter to win prizes from our dental studio.
Why Blood Drives Are Important
As a family dental practice, we are focused on the overall health of our patients. As a cancer survivor, Dr. Andy Bullard received multiple blood and platelet transfusions during treatment. He is aware of the positive impact blood donation has on our community.
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. That is an average of 36,000 units of red blood cells per day. On average, patients with traumatic injuries need 45 units of blood. Blood can’t be manufactured, it must come from donors. The Blood Connection says one donation can save up to three lives.
How Blood Drives Work
The Blood Connection staff can help put you at ease and answer your questions about the blood drive. Allow about 45 minutes to sign in, begin your appointment and complete the process. The actual donation time only takes 10 – 15 minutes. You must weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old. With parental consent, 16-year-olds can donate.