Make it the season of giving all year long and stop by the American Red Cross Donation Center in Innsbrook Shoppes. The Glen Allen blood and platelet donation center is conveniently located in Richmond’s West End, near Short Pump.
According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. There is always a need for blood across the world and your donation is always valued. The blood type most often requested by hospitals is type O, so particularly think about regularly donating blood, if you are that blood type. One donation can save more than one life.
What are some of the requirements to donate blood? For a typical blood donation, you can donate every 56 days, up to six times a year. You must be in good health and feeling well. You also should be at least 16 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. If you have a cold or other acute illness, take certain medications, have a low iron level, or have recently traveled to a malaria-risk country, you may be asked to defer your donation to a later date.
The American Red Cross’s mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Proudly join over 6 million people in the U.S. who donate blood every year and donate blood at the Red Cross Center in Innsbrook today. If you have any questions about the donation process or about eligibility, visit the American Red Cross website here.
Doing good truly is right around the corner at Innsbrook Shoppes!