Christmas isn't the only time to give presents. Give the gift of life at the Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016. According to BloodSource.org, 40,000 pints of blood get used throughout the country every day. One blood donation can save as many as three lives. It only takes three teaspoons to save the life of a baby. Will you be a hero for a stranger?
Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016
There are just three more days to participate in the Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016. Schedule an appointment right now to visit the United Blood Services office in Ventura. For your one pint of blood, you receive a $15 certificate to use at Winchester's Grill & Saloon located in downtown Ventura. It only takes a little bit of your time (and blood) to become someone's hero, as well as a hero to their family.
Tips for Preparing to Donate Blood
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate - Before you donate to the Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016, drink plenty of water. That means plain old H2O. No coffee, soda or tea. Caffeine restricts blood vessels. You want them to be nice and plump to make the donation process easier. Only water will do that for you.
What to wear - Next, make sure you you dress comfortably. Keep sleeves short and/or loose for easy roll-up. The staff needs to access your veins for donation. As long as your sleeve rolls up a couple inches above your elbow, you're good.
What to bring - Finally, you should bring along a list of medications you are currently taking. These include both prescribed (including birth control pills) and over-the-counter medication (if applicable). Also, don't forget your ID. If you have a donor card, great. If not, a current driver's license or other photo ID can be used.
This year, give the gift of life. Make your appointment now for the Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016. You only have a few days left to take advantage of the $15 gift card for Winchester's Grill. However, even if you miss out on that incentive, you should still plan on donating. You could be saving someone's life.
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