LOCAL Blood Drives (Surpluses Are Running Low)

LOCAL Blood Drives (Surpluses Are Running Low)

LOCAL Blood Drives (Surpluses Are Running Low)

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – According to the US Food & Drug Administration, “Every two seconds, a patient needs a blood transfusion.”

The number of blood donations has been dramatically reduced due to the implementation of social distancing and the cancellation of blood drives.

Donating blood is safe and takes only a little of your time. At many blood donation centers, those who are interested in donating can make an appointment to minimize the time it takes to donate blood. Centers can arrange to call a donor’s mobile phone when they’re ready for the donor to come in.

There are 2 local upcoming opportunities to donate blood:

April 7: (Tuesday) Millersville Community Blood Drive at the Millersville Community Center.

The Red Cross bus will be at The Millersville Community Center – 1181 Louisville Highway, Goodlettsville tn 37072 Tuesday, April 7 2023 PM to 7 PM

To schedule your appointment please visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: “Millersville” or call 1-800-733-2767

April 21st: The Ridgetop Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) is partnering with the American Red Cross for a Blood Drive from 10am till 3pm

The American Red Cross has provided us with the date and time they will be conducting the blood drive in Ridgetop, 1735 Hwy 41 S. (Inside the Ridgetop Fire Dept) on April 21st, from 10 am till 3 pm.

Please go to “redcrossblood.org”

In the top right corner under Find a Blood Drive enter “ridgetopfire”

You will be able to select a donation time.

If you need assistance, contact us at 615-851-4570 or “ridgetopvol.fire@ridgetoptn.org”

Thank You for your support of this important mission

Ridgetop Volunteer Fire Dept

Fully recovered COVID-19 patients may be eligible to help those currently sick.

The Red Cross is seeking people who are fully recovered from COVID-19 and may be able to donate plasma to help current patients with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections, or those judged by a healthcare provider to be at high risk of progression to severe or life-threatening disease.

People who have fully recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies in their plasma that can attack the virus. This convalescent plasma is being evaluated as treatment for patients seriously ill with COVID-19. Historically, convalescent plasma has been used as a potentially lifesaving treatment when new diseases or infections develop quickly, and no treatments or vaccines were available yet. The Red Cross has been asked by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help identify prospective donors and manage the distribution of these products to hospitals treating patients in need. If you’re fully recovered from a verified coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnosis, please review the information below and fill out the Potential Donor form. A Red Cross representative will follow up with prospective candidates to confirm eligibility.

See frequently asked questions related to the Convalescent Plasma Program – Click HERE

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