Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Blood donors desperately needed!

The blood supply in Utah (and the Midwest and Northwest, as well) is critically low! You can go here to read more: http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=20794107&title=blood-donors-desperately-needed&s_cid=queue-16. All blood types are appreciated, but there is a specific need for types O-, O+, B-, and A-.

All of us Cancer Moms know firsthand that blood donations are literally lifesaving. Our cuties wouldn't be here today without them. We also can imagine just a little too well for comfort being the ones sitting in the hospital waiting for blood that isn't available. It is a terrifying feeling. Please make an appointment today to go give blood, if you can. If you are unable to donate blood consider volunteering a few hours at a blood drive or spreading the word about the need for donors.

And did you know that in many states, there are different blood donation banks that supply blood to different facilities? Here in Utah, the exclusive blood supplier of our cuties at Primary Children's Medical Center is ARUP Blood Services. (They are also the sole blood provider for Shriner's Children's Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Institute, South Jordan Health Center, and the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics.) You can go here to schedule an appointment for a donation. Or for a more general blood donation, you can go here to the American Red Cross.

Give blood and give life!

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