Sanders Ford Blood Drive
Sometimes it is difficult to afford to donate to a charities. We are constantly learning about new organizations that need support but sometimes it people aren’t financially stable enough to donate. Don’t worry, you can still find a way to help. One of the best ways to give is by donating blood to the Red Cross. It only costs you some time out of your day and you are helping save lives. This month, Sanders Ford is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive and we would love to see you there! Come to the Sanders Ford blood drive in Jacksonville September 20th!
The American Red Cross is a very important part of our nation’s healthcare system. It is the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the United States. Each donation can save up to three lives so it’s important to donate if you are able. Many people might not know the process of donating blood and how it gets to patients. The first step is donating. Donating is a simple process that where volunteers give a pint of blood. Next is processing where donated blood gets scanned into the computer database. Next up is testing which is actually done at the same time as the processing. Donated blood is tested to make sure the blood is clean of any infectious diseases or other issues. The fourth step is storage where the blood is labeled and stored until it is needed. The last step is distribution where the blood is shipped to hospitals.
Not only does donating help people in need, but there also benefits for the volunteers. First is feels great just to donate. You have pleasure of knowing you helped save someones life. At most donation events there is also free juice and cookies to enjoy. It is also easy to donate because you have enough blood to spare, it isn’t taking anything away from you. All in all it’s a great experience and it’s a way to help people without spending a dime. Sometimes it’s hard to find a way to help and donating blood is a quick and easy way to give. The Sanders Ford blood drive will be September 20th at the location of the dealership which is 1135 Lejeune Blvd. in Jacksonville. We are now able to schedule appointments, so sign up today! You don’t have to be a superhero to save lives, all you have to do is give blood! While you are there why not check out the selection of new and used vehicles that Sanders Ford has to offer.