- July 30
1 in 3 will need a blood transfusion at some point in their lives. You can help by donating blood during the Big Red Bus blood drive between Chuck E. Cheese and Target.
Did you Know?
From reducing the risk of having a heart attack to discovering potential underlying health issues—donating blood has many health benefits for you as well.
Free wellness checkup.
Each time you donate you'll receive a free wellness checkup which includes blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening. These wellness checkups have saved the lives of some of those who volunteer to give blood.
Less likely to have a heart attack.
Donating regularly may help your blood flow and result in fewer arterial blockages. In fact, some studies have shown that men who donate at least three times a year can drastically reduce their risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
Donating can keep your iron level balanced.
Having too much iron in your blood can contribute to hardening of the arteries. When you donate blood, the amount of iron in your blood is reduced. The iron will be replenished by the food you eat after donating, but regular donations can balance your iron level.