Nanette Benman of Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center spoke to our club Thursday, March 11 regarding the importance of continued blood donations, most especially through a pandemic year like 2020-2021.
-800 donations per day are required to support the needs of our community.
-1 in 7 people will need blood donations in their lifetime, but only 1 in 20 people will BE a donor
-In 1 hour of donating, you can save 3 lives as your blood can be used in 3 different ways - red blood cells, plasma and platelets
-Free Covid-19 antibody testing is available on all donations
Are you ready to be a hero today and give blood? See the attached schedule for local blood drives or visit for more information.