Trios Health Partnering with American Red Cross to Host Blood Drive on Aug. 3
July 21, 2021
Trios Health will host a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Trios Care Center at Southridge. Community members are invited to join Trios staff in rolling up their sleeves and giving this life saving donation.
“Across our nation, we are currently facing a severe blood shortage and are in need of donations from all blood types,” said Mindy Aichele, Trios Health Laboratory Director. “We are committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations. This blood drive is our way of giving staff, colleagues and neighbors and opportunity to help save lives.”
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.
“We urge community members to donate blood and help ensure that patients in local hospitals have a supply of blood ready and waiting before an emergency occurs. There’s no better feeling than knowing that your blood donation may give someone a second chance at life.”
According to the Red Cross, donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.
Appointments are need to participate in the Blood Drive. Additionally, all participants will be required to comply with COVID-19 protocols, including masking inside of all Trios Health facilities. For more information and to make an appointment, go to: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=Trios.