Published On: Fri, Aug 4th, 2017

Bloodmobile to be here August 8

OSMOND — The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Osmond on Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at the city auditorium. The need for blood is constant. By partnering with the American Red Cross, you can help ensure that hospitals have enough blood to meet patient need. Blood usage varies widely depending on the need.
There are three components of blood used most commonly — red cells, platelets and plasma. Red cells carry oxygen to all parts of the body and are used for patients who require surgery, have anemia or lose blood in accidents or trauma. Premature or newborn infants in intensive care may also need transfusions. Platelets are tiny participles in blood that aid clotting. Platelets can control bleeding in patients with leukemia or undergoing chemotherapy. Plasma is the liquid yellow portion of your blood that carries nutrients, removes waste and fights infection. Plasma is used to treat victims of burns, accidents or shock. Plasma derivatives are used to treat individuals who are missing a factor in their blood that prevents excessive bleeding, who cannot fight infections or who have experiences a significant loss of fluid as a result of burn or injury.
To schedule an appointment, go online to redcrossblood. org or call Candy Fritz at (402) 748-3860 days or (402) 329-4590 evenings. If you do make an appointment online and do not get a confirmation number, it may not have worked. In that case, please call Candy so that your appointment is not lost. As always, walk-ins are welcome.