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According to the Red Cross website, approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed EVERY day in the U.S. One donation can potentially save up to three lives! Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Currently there is an emergency blood shortage and the Red Cross is issuing an urgent call for blood donors.
This year, Chinook Winds Casino Resort is hosting a drive on September 11th which has become a day of National Service and Remembrance throughout the U.S. From 11:30 am to 4:30 pm the American Red Cross will be here to collect extremely needed blood upstairs in our convention center.
We are also offering Red Power Donation capability! What is a power red donation? During a Power Red donation, you give a concentrated dose of red cells, the part of your blood used every day for those needing transfusions as part of their care. This type of donation uses an automated process that separates your red blood cells from the other blood components, and safely and comfortably returns your plasma and platelets back to you. These cells are typically given to trauma patients, newborns and those suffering from blood loss. This takes a bit more time and we are offering Power Red time slots at the top of every hour. Ideal blood types are O positive, O negative, A negative, and B negative.
Please join Chinook Winds Casino Resort staff members and donate blood on September 11th, 2019. We ask that if you plan to donate, please register below and set up an appointment time. If you download the Blood Donor App- you can track your blood to see which hospital it ends up at!
Visit RedCrossBlood.org sponsor code: ChinookWinds, download the Blood Donor App or call 1-800 RED Cross to set up your appointment at Chinook Winds. Where Giving is Better at the Beach!