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Char, NC ConCarolinas 2011 Blood Drive

Discussion in 'South East Regional Discussion' started by TuskenFan, Jan 19, 2011.

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  1. TuskenFan

    TuskenFan Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jan 5, 2005
    Hello everyone. As some of you know I am a member of the ConCarolinas security team. This year the staff has decided that we wanted to host a blood drive to help give back to the community. Since I work for the American Red Cross I was asked to organize the drive for the con.

    Why have a blood drive? Approximately every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. One blood donation could help save the lives of up to three people. More than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day to treat patients in need. Just 38% of the population is eligible to give blood but only a fraction of those people actually do.

    What's the benefit of donating at the ConCarolinas blood drive? Besides helping people in need as an incentive to donate each person who donates will be given a raffle ticket. At the end of the drive several prizes will be raffled off to some lucky donors.

    There is one thing that we need to do to make this a huge success. The American Red Cross will not commit to being at ConCarolinas unless we can get at least 30 people to pre-register for the drive. Anything less than 30 and they won't come. I know that we can do this and get 30 people signed up. I know a lot of people can't donate; my wife is one of them. If you can't donate, see if a friend or family member can donate. I already have 6 people, including myself, that are going to donate.

    What I would like is anyone who is interested in donating and would like to
    pre-register to please email me your name, phone number and email address. The phone number and email will only be used to remind you as the drive draws near and will not be given to anyone outside of the American Red Cross.

    Please check out this web page if you are a first time donor...

    Please check out this web site to view donation FAQ's...

    Please check out this web page to view eligibility requirements...\

    I work at the American Red Cross Donor & Client Support Center in their
    eligibility department. If anyone has any specific questions about eligibility
    requirements please feel free to email me and I will be able to answer your questions. You can also send your registration info (name, phone & email) to the same address. It is Any eligibility information, plus your contact info, will be strictly confidential.

    You can also go to to get more info on blood donating.

    I know with everyone's help we can make this a huge success and hopefully this will become an annual part of ConCarolinas.


    Luis Diaz
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