Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Give blood. Give life.
EXCUSES NEVER SAVE A LIFE, BLOOD DONATION DOES.
So…Save someone’s life
Blood donation is a lifesaver. Because there is no artificial substitute for human blood, someone needs donated human blood every 2 seconds in the United States, and even one donation can help save the lives of up to three people. Donating blood is a safe process. A sterile needle is used only once for each donor and is then discarded.
Remove excess iron
Iron is essential for a body’s healthy function. Iron transports oxygen throughout our bodies, and is integral to many other cell functions. While excess iron in the blood – also called hemochromatosis – is uncommon, too much iron can harm the body. When excess iron is deposited in the liver, heart and pancreas, it can complicate cirrhosis, heart disease and diabetes. Excess iron has also been linked to high blood pressure. Typically, these issues are seen more in men who don’t donate blood, as opposed to women who menstruate and thus lose blood every month.
AND IF THAT’S NOT ENOUGH…
Give a FREE Gift of Life!
Donating blood costs you nothing, except a little time. But the benefits for your health and your community are priceless. Please consider becoming a donor today. Schedule an appointment to donate at www.versiti.org or call Volunteer Services at 815-759-4334 to see how easy it is to help save a life. Appointments are strongly encouraged so that time with the donors is maximized and waiting time is minimized.
Don’t forget your Photo ID