The Gregg and Robyn Oshita Foundation Blood Drive
March 24 @ 8:00 am - 12:15 pm
SAVING LIVES TAKES COURAGE
WHO CAN DONATE?
GENERAL – The donor must be in good health and feeling well.
AGE – At least 17 years of age. 16 year olds are eligible provided they have written approval from a parent/guardian.
WEIGHT – 110 pounds or more.
DIET – It is recommended to eat something within the four hours prior to the donation.
COLD OR FLU – Fever, persistent cough, sore throat or chest congestion disqualifies a donor.
INTERVAL BETWEEN BLOOD DONATIONS – Must be eight (8) weeks between regular whole blood donations. Waiting period must be sixteen (16) weeks after double red cell apheresis: seven (7) days after platelet apheresis.
MEDICATIONS – Donors taking medications may be deferred from donating due to their underlying medical condition. Check with the Heartland staff for acceptability.
TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE U.S. – Travel to certain parts of the world may be cause for deferral. Check with the Heartland staff to determine eligibility
If you are not able to attend the event, you can make a donation to The Gregg and Robyn Oshita Foundation here.