What Type of Donation Should I Give?
It's a question we get asked time and time again at blood drives and in centers, at health fairs and speaking engagements - what type of donation should I give with my specific blood type? We get so excited when we hear this question because it means that the donor asking it is open to the idea of taking their life-saving donation one step further.
Although the needs fluctuate from day to day based on patient need and hospital use, we use the chart below as a simple guideline. We always encourage donors to give whole blood, but certain blood types are ideal for certain donation types. By clicking on the Types of Donations link below, you can quickly and easily see which type of donation corresponds to your unique blood type.
Types of Donations
Sixth Annual Golf Tournament Touts Major Success
The brisk fall air at West Lake Country Club was the scenic backdrop for Shepeard's sixth annual golf tournament, held on November 10. The idea for the tournament was conceived in 2009 to raise funds for refurbishing Shepeard's fleet of bloodmobiles. Since its inception, the tournament has garnered support from local businesses & national corporations ranging from AB Beverage to Coca-Cola and Chick-Fil-A. Echoing the Veteran's Day theme from the 2013 tournament, the day kicked off with the somber sound of the bagpipes and snare drum playing Amazing Grace. Additionally, members of the Wounded Warriors were on hand to play and share their stories with tournament attendees.
Shepeard in Urgent Need of O Negative Blood Donors
Shepeard Community Blood Center is at an urgent need status for O negative blood. Patient usage has been very heavy in recent days at our local hospitals, and the need is great.
Please help spread the word among your employees and contacts. If you are able, please donate. If not, please advocate on our behalf.
You have the power to make a difference today in the lives of local patients, and your help is greatly needed.
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