So as a way to pay it forward, give back, donate my time, resources, etc, etc, I have decided to sponsor a Blood Drive. This is being done at my place of business and I will be reaching out to my entire sphere of influence for support and participation. I do not want a dime of anyone's money. I need you to participate and come and give blood.
I will be reaching out to our Real Estate Partners, colleagues in the Mortgage Origination business, my Wife's Teacher friends at her School, the folks at the office complex that e reside in, and of course the TLC Hiking Club.
The Drive will be kicked off by a Pizza lunch sponsored by my Branch at 12 Noon. This will be held in the breakroom and in my office, just down the hall from the breakroom. Appointments will begin at 1:00pm. This event will last until 6pm. So, for all those workers that can't get off early or their Employer will not allow them time to give Blood, you can make your way over here after work.
The entire Blood donation will take 45 minutes of your time, including answering questions, etc, etc.
Click here to schedule your appointment: www.redcrossblood.org Then click on the "Make a Blood Donation Appointment" box in the Upper right hand side. Then simply place the sponsor code i the box. The code is: TheLendingCo
Do not wait until the last moment to register as time spots will fill up quick.
If you can't give blood but would still like to volunteer your time, we need two people to run the Registration table from 12 noon to 6pm.
If you have been to Mexico in the last 12 months, you can not give blood.
Take Iron rich foods the day before. Women should be prepping 2 weeks prior with Iron rich foods, vitamins or even pre-natals.
For 24 hours afterwards, you can not do a rigorous exercise. Yes, I am running a hike the next morning. So I am giving blood at a different location earlier in the week. Contact me if you would like to do this together. You should not give blood on this Friday and plan on hiking 12 miles the following morning.
You can give blood every 56 days.
It will be Thanksgiving time, and what a perfect time to give, and give your blood.
Questions: Read this: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/first-time-donors
Are you eligible: Read this: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements/eligibility-criteria-alphabetical-listing