Our annual Red Cross Blood Drive is coming up this Tuesday, June 26. John Poelking, a long-time member at Cuyahoga Valley Church, recently had a bone marrow transplant. During his stay in the hospital, he needed 30 units of red blood cells and around 20 units of platelets to “keep me going,” as he said. That is just one example of how great the need is for blood donors. The Red Cross tells us that the need for blood donors is particularly high during the summer months. Please consider being a blood donor!
Whether or not you’re able to give, we hope you’ll take this opportunity to invite a friend, neighbor, or co-worker to donate blood at our blood drive. Our hope is that everyone who steps into our building for the blood drive will feel welcomed and encouraged to come back and attend one of our services. We’re being a LifeHouse to our community by meeting a felt need. Will you join us?
The Red Cross will be onsite from 7AM-7PM. CVC is providing childcare during the donation process between the hours of 10AM-1PM. We’ll have food available throughout the day provided by our very generous donors from CVC, Eddie’s Pizzeria Cerino, and Nothing Bundt Cakes.
Presenting donors will receive a Red Cross T-shirt as well as gifts from Chick-fil-A Macedonia, Cleveland Clinic, Moody Radio Cleveland, and Eddie’s Pizzeria Cerino. Presenting donors will also be entered into the quarterly Cleveland Clinic raffle for two free airline tickets valid for the 48 Continental U.S., including Alaska, Canada and Mexico.
To make an appointment to donate blood, click here.