NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 4, 2012 — The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. Dr. King was a civil rights champion who valued courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service.
One way to honor Dr. King’s legacy is through service to your community. Donating blood is a great way to serve your community. You may give blood in memory of Dr. King on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 16, and continue to honor his commitment to service by donating blood throughout the year.
Blood donors of all races and ethnic backgrounds are important to maintaining an adequate blood supply. Whether you are type A, B or O, your blood donation is important to the American Red Cross. In fact, just one blood donation has the potential to save up to three lives. Think how many lives you can impact by becoming a regular blood donor today.
You are invited to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. by giving blood on one of the following dates:
Thursday, Jan. 19, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at Lions Club Building located at 540 W. Adams St. in Woodbury.
Friday, Jan. 27, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at East Side Elementary School located at 5658 McMinnville Highway in Woodbury.
How to Donate Blood:
Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information or to make an appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger.