18

Apr

Blood Drive

Wednesday , April 18, 2018 12:30pm - 6:00pm

To make an appointment call Judy Riter at (406) 932-4785 or visit unitedbloodservices.org 

Past donors will receive a phone call to set up an appointment.  New donors and walk-in donors are always welcome and very much appreciated.  Every effort will be made to accommodate anyone who would like to donate; however, appointment times will be honored before walk-in times.

To prepare for your donation please consider the following information.  Your donation, from registration through refreshments, will take approximately one hour.  During registration you will be required to present a photo identification card; without i.d. you will not be permitted to donate blood.  Drink plenty of fluids, preferably water, the day of your donation and eat a hearty meal four hours prior to and after your donation.  Make sure you know where you have traveled in the last three years and all the medications you are currently taking.  Most medications will not prevent you from donating.  Refreshments will be provided!

During the days following your donation United Blood Services determines your blood type and Rh factor, and also tests your blood for HIV and other viruses.  They also perform a free cholesterol screening.  You will be able to find your cholesterol results at the United Blood Services website within seven days of your donation.  Most units of blood are separated into red blood cells, plasma, platelets and cryoprecipitate (used to treat or prevent bleeding).  This enables the United Blood Service to help several different people with your donation.  Please, find “The Hero In You”, donate blood!

Blood Drives sponsored by Hearts and Hands Hospice

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