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Fairmount Homes to Host Community Blood Drive
April 13, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 6:30 pmFREE
A Community Blood Drive is planned for Thursday, April 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Fairmount Homes Retirement Community in Ephrata. The blood drive will be held in the Farm Crest Community Room at 1100 Farm Crest Drive on the east side of the Fairmount campus.
Donating blood is a wonderful gift to those in need from all walks of life, as there is no substitute for human blood; donors are the only source. Every two seconds, someone needs blood, and the demand for blood continues to increase. In Central Pennsylvania, 275 to 300 units of blood and blood products are needed at area hospitals daily. An adequate supply is crucial to the survival of cancer patients, accident victims, children with blood disorders, and many others. Your donation helps to save and enhance the lives of these people, as just one pint of your blood can save as many as four lives. Overall, only 5% of the population donates blood; if 10 % were to donate, it may eliminate blood shortages altogether.
Please take this opportunity to donate. You may schedule an appointment by calling 1.800.771.0059, but walk-ins are also welcome until 6:00 p.m. Please bring ID with you when you come to donate. All donors will receive an Oregon Dairy coupon, a Papa John’s buy-one-get-one free large pizza, and a blood donor t-shirt.
Fairmount Homes is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located near Ephrata. The mailing address is 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, PA 17522. Directions may be found on the web at www.FairmountHomes.org.