OakBend Medical Center will host a blood drive on Wednesday, October 3 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at 1705 Jackson Street, Richmond, Tx 77469 in the 1st Floor Conference Center. The blood drive is open to the community and you can either register online at www.giveblood.org using sponsor code 0881 or log on at https://www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/278875 and see the time slots and openings. Everyone that donates will receive a free t-shirt for their donation.
Donations include whole blood, plasma and double red cells. Every donation received can help save as many as three lives. Whole blood donations are separated into three components: plasma, platelets and red blood cells. The double red cell donations allow the donor to give twice the amount of red cells. These cells are the most use components of blood and are used in connection with surgery, trauma and treatment of blood disorders. Plasma is the liquid portion of the blood. It transports the red and white blood cells and platelets (which control bleeding, fighting infection and provide nutrients). Burn and trauma patients are frequently given plasma to replace fluid loss.
Should you have any questions about this blood drive, contact Ashley Musselwhite at 281-341-4812 today. Be a Hero, help save lives with your blood donation.