Critical Blood Drive- We need your help!
The Red Cross currently faces an emergency need for blood donors to give now to help avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients this summer. Right now, blood products are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. More donations are immediately needed to help replenish the blood supply.
Upper Gwynedd Township Police and Fire departments are teaming with the American Red Cross to encourage the community to give blood at their first-ever Battle of the Badges blood drive.
o Date/Time: Friday, Aug. 9 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
o Location: Upper Gwynedd Fire Department, 660 Garfield Ave., West Point.
o Everyone who comes out to donate will receive a free T-shirt, while supplies last.
o Donors will also receive a voucher for a free Medium Iced Coffee and a free Classic Donut, redeemable at participating Dunkin’ restaurants in the Greater Philadelphia Region, while supplies last. Vouchers are not redeemable for cash.
o Also, in thanks, all those who come to donate blood or platelets July 29-Aug. 29 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.)
Appointments - Eligible donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment for the Upper Gwynedd Township blood drive, as space is limited. Walk-ins will be accommodated as space and time allow. To schedule an appointment:
o Download the Blood Donor App from any App store or by texting BLOODAPP to 90999;
o Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767); or
o Visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code: Upper Gwynedd Battle