National Blood Donor Month
This month is National Blood Donor Month! Donors of all types are needed and encouraged to give blood, especially people with blood types with O negative, A negative, and B negative. We highly encourage people to go donate blood!
Scott and White is having a variety of events and blood drives. To find an event in your area, visit the following link: http://www.sw.org/blood-center/events.
Blood donors are needed frequetntly and throughout the entire year, so we would also like to encourage donations at safe intervals. The intervals are as follows:
Wait at least 8 weeks between whole blood (standard) donations.
Wait at least 7 days between platelet (pheresis) donations
Wait at least 16 weeks between double red cell (automated) donations.
Also, be sure to check the Red Cross’s list of eligibility criteria before donating blood here.