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Give a Pint

Category : How You Can Help

At a certain age you might feel as I did that there’s not much I can do to help during the virus emergency. We’re mostly stuck at home. Wisely, there are limits on who can help with sandwich making at the church or serving at St. Vincent de Paul.

However, there is a critical need for blood donors. I called the American Red Cross Blood Bank to see how the staff there is protecting us if we choose to give.

Before you even enter the donation center, your temperature is taken and you clean your hands with sanitizer. Chairs and beds are spaced at least 6 feet apart, and kept cleansed.

Sounded like important precautions were being taken. Rick and I signed up and donated this week. It’s a good way to help. In fact, I have another date soon to donate platelets, also a critical need.

Follow the Red Cross link if you’d like to know more.  -Judy Spratling

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