Upcoming Community Blood Drives in Riverton and Lander
A blood donation is a great way to give back to our community and have a positive impact on the health of your neighbors. There is a constant need. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
With your 1 donation, you could save the lives of up to three people. The following blood drives are happening in Fremont County:
RIVERTON – Tuesday, May 7 from 11:00 to 5:30
Riverton Branch Library
1330 W Park Ave
LANDER – Wednesday, May 8 from 12:00 – 5:30
Lander Community Trinity Episcopal Fellowship Hall
860 S. 3rd St.
To donate, individuals must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health.
Donating blood is a simple, four-step process that includes registration, a confidential medical history survey and a mini-physical, the actual donation process and a post-donation snack and beverage. The brief mini-physical checks your body’s temperature, blood pressure, pulse and hemoglobin to ensure that your blood is safe and ready to give. The actual blood donation takes about eight to 10 minutes. After your donation, you’ll enjoy a refreshing snack and be back to your regular daily routine after a brief rest.
Walk-ins are welcome.
Know Before You Go
- Donating blood is a safe process. A sterile needle is used only once for each donor and then discarded.
- Donors can give either whole blood or specific blood components (red cells, plasma or platelets).
- Healthy bone marrow makes a constant supply of red cells, plasma and platelets. The body will replenish the elements given during a blood donation – some in a matter of hours and others in a matter of weeks.
- All donated blood is tested for HIV, hepatitis B and C, syphilis and other infectious diseases before it is released to hospitals.
Donating blood saves 12,000 lives a day. But people under 40 aren’t giving like generations before them. So animals are teaming up with Vitalant to save the humans. Because if young people don’t start donating, we could run out. Give blood. #Save the Humans – Coby the Cat
Information provided by the American Red Cross and United Blood Services.