Due to Hurricane Sandy nearly 100 blood drives have already been cancelled resulting in a shortfall of 3,200 units of blood and platelets so far. That number is sure to rise. While Sandy will affect the number of people available to donate, hospital patients still need blood. The Red Cross has begun moving blood products to the affected areas as necessary, but nationwide, around 44,000 blood donations are needed each and every day to meet the needs of accident victims, cancer patients, and children with blood disorders. When disaster strikes, the need for blood does not diminish, even though blood donors may find it difficult or impossible to get to a convenient donation opportunity. It’s the blood that is already on the shelves that helps save lives before, during and after a disaster.
Please consider donating at St. Henry Catholic Church THIS Sunday, Nov. 11th from 9:30-2:30. St. Henry's is located at 8500 North Owasso Expressway (86th & Hwy 169).