This Halloween, it’s the Red Cross that wants your blood

A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 2-7 p.m. on Oct. 23 on Mercer Island.

  • Friday, October 19, 2018 7:30am
  • Life

The congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is partnering with The American Red Cross to host a community blood drive from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. on Oct. 23 at its church, located on the corner of Southeast 40th Street and Island Crest Way.

All are welcome.

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.

Visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter: LDSMercerIsland to schedule an appointment. Go online to redcrossblood.org for limitations on donor eligibility. Drop-ins are also welcome on the day of the drive.

The Red Cross recommends getting a good night’s sleep, eating healthy, staying hydrated, wearing sleeves that are short or easy to roll up and bringing identification.

For more information contact Laurie Elggren via email at laurie.elggren@gmail.com.

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