Blood Drive – 9/16/2022

September is sickle cell awareness month!

We currently have 6 donors scheduled and we are looking to see about 40 donors. Last year we saw 41 donors and collected 33 units of blood.

Please join us on Friday, September 16, 2022 from 1 pm – 6 pm for a blood drive.

The blood drive will take place at:

St. John Baptist Church
Fellowship Hall
9055 Tamar Drive
Columbia, MD 21045

Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: stjohnbaptistsicklecell to schedule an appointment.

Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

All presenting donor will receive an American Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last!

Your blood can save lives. We’d like to thank all donors at this blood drive for coming to give blood to help meet the urgent need for blood in the Black community. Get a $20 Gift Card by email from our friends at Amazon.

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