Published On: Tue, Jan 3rd, 2017

Bloodmobile will make Osmond stop

OSMOND — The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Osmond on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the city auditorium. Hours are 12 noon to 6 p.m. The need for blood is constant. Almost everyone during their lifetime will know someone who needs a blood transfusion. There is no substitute and still only one source of blood for transfusion — volunteer blood donors.

Top 10 Reasons to Give Blood

1. You will get juice, soup and cookies.

2. It’s easy and convenient. It only takes about an hour to give whole blood.

3. You will weigh less — one pint less than when you came in.

4. It’s something you can spare. Most people have blood to spare, yet there is still not enough to go around.

5. No one can ask you to do heavy lifting. As long as you wear your bandage, you’re on reprieve. Wear it as long as you like. It’s a badge of honor!

6. You will walk a little taller afterward. Most people feel good about themselves knowing they’ve just helped save someone’s life. You will, too!

7. You will be helping to ensure that blood is there when it’s needed. Most people don’t think they’ll ever need blood, but many do. One whole blood donation can yield up to three blood products: red cells, platelets and plasma.