THE TOWN OF EAST LYME HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE SPONSORS A PROGRAM CALLED "THEME FRIDAYS".
The blood drive was a success! The American Red Cross had set a goal of 40 units and collect 43! Six of the donors were first timers!! Congratulations!
August 2013, we are sponsoring a blood drive
for our "Theme Friday"
To sign up today, click on the red cross logo below.
It's quick, it's easy, it could save a life!
in memory of
August 7, 1960 to October 31, 2012
To honor the memory of our friend and co-worker, the Town of East Lyme Health and Safety Committee has voted to hold this event annually in the month of August. Please mark your calendars and join us in making this an annual tradition!
When: Friday, August 16, 2013
Time: 12:30 - PM - 6:00 PM
Where: East Lyme Community Center
39 Society Rd
Donating blood is a simple thing to do, but can make a big difference in the lives of others.
The donation process from the time you arrive until the time you leave takes about an hour and 15 minutes.
The donation itself is only about 8-10 minutes on average.
(If you are unable to donate blood, the Red Cross is always looking for monetary donations that go directly to victims of disasters. To see how you can help, click on the photo below.)
If this is your first time giving blood, below is some information to walk you through the process. There is nothing like the feeling you get knowing that you are helping to save someones life!
You will complete donor registration, which includes information such as your name, address,
phone number, and donor identification number (if you have one).
You will be asked to show a donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of ID.
Health History and Mini Physical
You will answer some questions during a private and confidential interview about your health history
and the places you have traveled. You will have your temperature, hemoglobin, blood pressure and pulse checked.
We will cleanse an area on your arm and insert a brand–new, sterile needle for the blood draw.
This feels like a quick pinch and is over in seconds. You will have some time to relax while the bag is filling.
(For a whole blood donation, it is about 8-10 minutes. If you are donating platelets,
red cells or plasma by apheresis the collection can take up to 2 hours.)
When approximately a pint of blood has been collected,
the donation is complete and a staff person will place a bandage on your arm.
You will spend a few minutes enjoying refreshments to allow your body time
to adjust to the slight decrease in fluid volume. After 10-15 minutes you can then leave the
donation site and continue with your normal daily activities.
Enjoy the feeling of accomplishment knowing that you have helped to save lives!
Your gift of blood may help up to three people. Donated red blood cells do not last forever.
They have a shelf-life of up to 42 days. A healthy donor may donate every 56 days.
For more information on donating blood, Click on the Red Cross logo above.