A blood drive for the Greenville-Indian Valley community will be held Nov. 10 from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the community room of the Indian Valley Museum in Taylorsville.
With the critical shortage for blood this time of the year, now is the time to give a gift that is truly needed—the gift of a pint of blood, said Sherilyn Schwartz, one of the organizers: “Those in need will be so very thankful!”
Signing up is easy and donating takes about an hour. There are three ways to book an appointment:
- Call Lee Anne Schramel at 530-386-6440 for assistance with booking a donation time
- Visit Vitalant.org and take any open slot on the online appointment system
- Call the Vitalant Blood Center at 775-329-6451
Walk-ins are also welcomed. Important tips to remember before donating: eat a hearty meal, hydrate with non-caffeinated drinks, and to bring a photo ID.
Vitalant, the non-profit blood center, is offering a special incentive: the chance to win 1 of 5 $5,000 pre-paid gift card! In addition, the local community blood drive has expanded on a delicious tradition. Following the donations, there will be three festive soups, bread and butter, and homemade cookies available.
Blood donations are vital to saving lives and helping chemo therapy patients and accident victims when they need it most. “Donations make a difference in the world,” Schwartz said.
Indian Valley Museum is at 4288 Cemetery Road in Taylorsville.
Schwartz added this thought about the date: Although Veteran’s Day is on Saturday, Nov. 11.Friday is being recognized as “Veteran’s Day Celebrated” and will be holiday for many, so this may be a convenient day to donate.
On Veteran’s Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, the community of Greenville invites everyone to attend their Veteran’s Parade at 11:00 a.m. on Main Street.
Information summitted by Greenville-Indian Valley blood drive committee.