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Blood Drive at HAVFD #1


L-R Heather Lindley, Cassie Karas, and Geri Baker.

Last Thursday a blood drive was held at HAVFD Station #1. American Red Cross employees said they do blood drives everyday, and the Albany district covers from here to as far south as Long Island, and a ways west too. The ladies told me they were having a good turnout.

Some facts from the American Red Cross:

- One donation can help save the lives of up to three people.

- Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.

- Donating blood is a safe process. A sterile needle is used only once for each donor and then discarded.

- Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration, medical history and mini-physical, donation and refreshments.

- The average adult has about 10 pints of blood in his body. Roughly 1 pint is given during a donation.

- Blood cannot be manufactured – it can only come from generous donors.


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