February Blood Drive--Will you be our Valentine?

Thanks to all of you who came out to attend our blood drive in November. We had a great turnout and collected 9 units of life-saving blood!

It’s time once again to sign up for the Jackson SWCD/Rogue River Watershed Council bi-monthly blood drive at 89 Alder St. in Central Point. Save the date: February 13th 10:00am – 3:30pm. Here’s where you can sign up:

1.            https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive. Search by our sponsor code “JSWCD”.

2.            Look for the Red Cross Blood Donor app in the Google Play or Apple App stores.

3.            Contact the District at 541-423-6185, 541-423-6180, or 541-423-6167.

4.            Email us at (redacted), (redacted), or (redacted).

This will be our 9th blood drive and after a great turnout on November 28th, we have now collected 169 units of blood!!! That’s potentially 507 lives, all because of your efforts to help others. This drive our goal is 14 units. With your help we can not only meet, but likely exceed our goal and continue to make a difference.

Do you know someone who has never donated before? Please encourage them to make an appointment with you. Extreme winter weather in some parts of the country and seasonal illnesses often make it difficult for the American Red Cross to maintain a sufficient blood supply at this time of year. Healthy individuals are urged to give now. For those of you that have tried to donate in the past and were turned away for temporary reasons (low iron, high pulse rate, blood pressure, white-coat phobia), I encourage you to try again. Sign up for a different time slot and read up on how to prepare for your blood donation. For those of you who cannot make the drive this Feb 13th, I challenge you to find a proxy, someone who can donate in your place.

As always, we encourage everyone to share their home or store-bought (no judgment here) treats with our awesome donors. I’ve heard lots of great compliments from both donors and Red Cross staff that our drive has the best food. Thanks to everyone for their generous contributions in the past!

Again, please sign up for the Jackson SWCD/Rogue River Watershed Council bi-monthly blood drive at 89 Alder St. in Central Point, on February 13th, 10:00am – 3:30pm.

Thank you all for your continued support of this effort. Let’s make sure we meet our goal this month!