January 28, 2009
Red Cross to conduct blood drive at Cowley College on Feb. 17
It takes two to ride a tandem bicycle, sing a duet or play checkers.
The American Red Cross says it also takes two to save a life – the
generous donor rolling up their sleeve and the Red Cross, working together
to ensure life-saving blood is on hospital shelves for patients in
need. Locally, you can be part of a life-saving duo by giving blood
at the Cowley College blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. at the Earle N. Wright Community Room located inside the
Brown Center on the Arkansas City campus.
Everyone coming to donate will receive two great Sonic coupons: one for a free medium cherry limeade and one for a buy one, get one free Sonic Burger.
“Local Sonic Drive-Ins are excited to be working with the Red Cross to raise awareness of the need for blood,” Christina Bell, Regional Marketing Director for Sonic Corp. “We want to thank blood donors on their next visit to our drive-ins, and thank each one for caring enough to save a life.”
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Those in need of blood include not only victims of disasters or traumas but also a daily list of scheduled surgeries at area hospitals.
“We are all connected. We each give and receive; it’s a two-way street. You give blood today, and it may be you or someone you know who receives blood at some point in their life,” said Pam Head, CEO, Central Plains Region. “The time taken by one generous individual to give blood can give more precious time to someone in need. Whether it’s two more decades or two more minutes, to the person receiving your blood, it’s a true gift.”