Faith Church Lafayette Partners with American Red Cross to Host Superhero Summer Blood Drive
You don’t have to wear a cape to be a Superhero. That is why Faith Church Lafayette is hosting a Superhero Summer Blood Drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday from 12 to 6 p.m. at Faith Church Lafayette located at 5526 State Road 26 E in Lafayette.
The mayor of Lafayette, Tony Roswarski, is planning to attend the blood drive to show his support for the community. He is scheduled to stop by at 12 p.m.
“Faith Church Lafayette is committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations,” said Sarah Moss, blood account manager. “This blood drive is our way of giving staff, colleagues and neighbors an opportunity to help save lives, especially during the summer when blood donations typically decline.”
Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished and donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative, according to the Red Cross. To make an appointment, please use the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and be sure to enter the sponsor code SUPERHERO.
As a thank-you all presenting donors will receive a free American Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. Plus, be entered to win gas for a year and receive a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of choice. Details are available at rcblood.org/fuel.
Superhero Summer Blood Drive
Tuesday at 12 – 6 p.m.
Faith Church Lafayette
5526 State Road 26 E, Lafayette, IN 47905
Sponsor code: SUPERHERO
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also must meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
Blood drive safety
Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including face masks for donors and staff, regardless of vaccination status – have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive.
About the Indiana Region of the American Red Cross: The Indiana Region serves 104 counties across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois through its six-chapter areas: Central, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest, and Greater Indianapolis (Regional Headquarters). For more information on the Indiana Region: www.redcross.org/indiana. Follow the Indiana Region on Twitter at: @INRedCross, on Instagram at: @indianaredcross or www.facebook.com/INRedCross.
About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.