What does it take to be a lifesaver? Surprisingly enough, only about an hour of your time. That's how long it takes to be a blood donor and blood donors save lives. The Creation Museum is reaching out to our community throughout the Tri-State region by partnering with the Hoxworth Blood Center.
One in four people will be the recipient of a blood transfusion in their lifetime. That is why it is so important that healthy individuals donate blood regularly to ensure that there will always be an adequate blood supply for those in need. The Hoxworth Blood Center will be bringing a truck to the Creation Museum on June 26th. The Center plays a vital part in providing this resource to our community. They are the sole supplier of blood to 32 hospitals in 17 local counties. Locally, we need approximately 350 individuals to donate blood and 40 platelet donors each day in order to maintain a safe and adequate blood supply.
The need for blood continues to increase as technology and services provided by area hospitals demand it. Unfortunately, blood donations are not keeping pace with blood usage. So today, we are relying on a few special people to take care of all of our loved ones.
Please consider if you would aid this effort to save lives. If you have questions about your ability to donate, see more information here.
To register for this specific drive at the Creation Museum click here. You can also call our Customer Service department at 1-800-778-3390 for assistance. The Blood Drive will take place on June 26, 2009 from the Museum opening at 10:00 until 3:00.
Please help us by preregistering so that we can be ready for everyone willing to donate. Please join us by being one of those special people. By donating about an hour of your time and a pint of your blood, you can share a gift worth so much more. Your blood can give life to people you know and people you will never meet, allowing you to leave with the satisfaction of knowing that you are a lifesaver.