Emaline* was born with 3 heart defects. Her doctors knew what to do and could save her, but she needed multiple surgeries and would require blood transfusions. Fortunately, that blood was available, but what would have happened if Emaline didn’t have the blood she needed? The doctors couldn’t have done much to help her. Their years of medical training wouldn’t have changed the outcome without the generosity of the person who gave blood to help save her. Blood cannot be manufactured or created in a science lab. It must come from you. Your donation doesn’t just save lives. It helps make memories, gives people hope, and answers prayers. Your donation matters more than you think.
Our community is experiencing yet another blood shortage due to lower donor turnout because of weather-related cancelled drives. That means if you, or a loved one, should need blood soon, it may not be available. Children like Emaline need your help. Please join us and the Community Blood Center on Tuesday, May 28, from 12:30-7:00PM in the social hall for your chance to help your neighbors, friends, and family.
Appointments are encouraged and can be made online at www.savealifenow.org/group using Group Code: ES. Walk-ins are also welcome, and childcare is provided. For medical eligibility questions, call 1-800-688-0900. If you have other questions, need help scheduling your appointment, or would like to volunteer, contact Nikki at 816-407-1208 or moc.r1561405094r.ck@1561405094rewop1561405094k1561405094. Students wishing to earn service hours may also contact Nikki. We look forward to seeing you on the 28th!
*Learn more about how your blood donations help local patients like Emaline at www.savealifenow.org.