Four nine years now, the Campbell Rotary has put on an to honor those who lost their lives or loved ones on Sept. 11, 2001.
Friday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., opens its doors to both appointments and walk-ins for a chance to give blood.
The drive marks the anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, Jerry Cummings, Rotary’s chairman for the event, said in a release.
“The need for blood is constant, and the gratification of giving is instant,” said Cummings, who started the program nine years ago. “We’re hoping for the same strong community response we’re received in the past.”
So far, there are 57 appointments and several walk-ins, says Janine Payton, a Rotary member.
According to the Red Cross signage at the event, Friday's blood type shortages are O-positive and O-negative and AB-positive and AB-negative.
If you donate, here are some things the site suggests to keep in mind:
On the day of your donation:
- Do not skip meals.
- Be sure to drink plenty of fluids (water/juices).
- Bring photo identification.
In order to donate:
- Weigh 110 pounds or more.
- Be at least 17 years of age, or 16 years old with parental consent if allowed by state law—see more information for 16-year-old donors.
- Be feeling well with no symptoms of colds, flu or infection.
All presenting donors will receive a coupon from Mimi’s Café for a free starter or small plate with purchase of a lunch or dinner entrée.
Patch, through its parent company, AOL, is involved in a project called ActionAmerica. The project is a collaboration of several corporations, individuals and non-profits organizations designed to honor those affected by the events of 9/11 and unify the country through positive action.