First United Methodist Church in Louisville is hosting a blood drive today, January 22 from 3:30 p.m.. to 7 p.m. and is asking the community to come and support the community blood program by donating a pint of lifesaving blood.
“This time of year is especially a crucial time because the blood supply is typically low because of the holidays and winter weather,” stated the group.
According to United Blood Services representative Roz Johnson, “students in high school and colleges make up over 1/2 of our donor base and while they are closed during the two week holiday period, the community blood supply takes a huge drop and we attempt to make it up with hospital and community based blood drives.”
According to the group’s press release, it takes 250 blood donations everyday to meet the needs of area patients.
Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years of age and weigh at least 110 pounds.
All donors will receive a blood donor T-shirt.
Please bring a picture ID and be sure to eat a balanced meal prior to donation.