Regional Blood Center to Host Blood Drive at St. Andrew's

The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will bring their Blood Van to St. Andrew’s on Sunday, October 12. Donating blood is a way of saving lives and over the next few months, blood supplies need to be maintained at high levels.

Holiday celebrations often also include accidents resulting in injuries requiring blood. People get busy with their preparations and traditions and forget to donate. Ooops! A critical mass comes together. You can help our community avoid such a disaster. A neighbor is anyone in need, and anyone who needs blood right now is clearly one whose need can be met.

Who can donate? Anyone who is at least 17 years of age and who weighs at least 110 lbs, in good health and feeling well - may donate blood. With parental consent, a 16 year old may donate if they weigh at least 122 pounds.

The van will be parked on Heights Blvd. in front of the church from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM. All are encouraged to sign up to donate blood after a hearty breakfast following the early service, before the 10:30 AM service, or after the meeting for parish elections which follows the later service.

The process is quick, easy and painless. To sign up, please contact the church office at trish.mehrkam@saecheights.org or 713-861-5596 to schedule a donation time.

When:

Sunday, October 12, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Where:

In front of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1819 Heights Boulevard