WHITINSVILLE – The Whitin Community Center (WCC) will host a community blood drive in honor of David & Debra Moore with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, March 26th from 2:00pm to 7:00pm in the WCC’s Gymnasium.
For more information or to make an appointment to donate, please sign up online at redcrossblood.org.
“Hosting a blood drive coincides with Whitin Community Center’s core values and mission of giving back to the community,” said Sarah Lawson, Director of Marketing & Events. “With a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be a coworker, loved one or neighbor.”
Blood is routinely transfused to patients with cancer and other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients and trauma victims, according to the American Red Cross.
“The short amount of time it takes to donate can mean a lifetime to a patient with a serious medical condition. We urge eligible donors to join us in the selfless act of giving blood,” said the American Red Cross.
Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. According to the Red Cross, type O negative is the universal blood type that can be safely transfused to anyone, and is often used to treat trauma patients.
The Whitin Community Center is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of individuals and families and building a strong community in the Blackstone Valley. We offer social, recreational, educational, and outreach programs that bring community members of all ages and backgrounds together. The Whitin Community Center is the Blackstone Valley’s most complete family and recreation center with two swimming pools, a gym, fitness center, early learning programs, summer camps and a seven and a half acre park. For more information call 508.234.8184 or visit www.Whitin Community Center.org.