As a part of our investment in the community, St. Francis along with the Stanford Blood Center, sponsors community blood drives to meet the needs of area residents who need blood. Blood shortages are becoming more frequent as the population ages. The need for blood supplies increases but the pool of donors declines due to age limitations and a reduced pool of donors overall. By sponsoring blood drives, the St. Francis community helps meet an important community need.
Blood is essential for accidents and emergencies and for people who have cancer, sickle cell anemia and other illnesses. Some people need regular blood transfusions just to live. Nearly 5 million people receive blood transfusions every year, and your donation can make the difference between life and death.
Giving blood is simple and convenient and the Stanford Blood center team that comes on site with their mobile blood center insures that your donation is safe, quick and professionally handled. In addition to offering your help as a general volunteer during our periodic blood drives, we are looking for a representative from each of the ecclesial communities to promote the events, help guide sign-ups, and make sure the event is included in your communities announcements.
Make sure that your neighbor has the blood they need when they need it, just as you would want it to be there if and when you need it.
The Donation Process
Find more about what to expect when you donate your blood. Click here.
Are you Afraid of Needles
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Thank you for your support!
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