Snellville residents asked to give the gift of life

November 27, 2017 by  

The holidays can be a busy time of year, but Snellville residents are asked to add one more gift to their list.

The Red Cross will be holding a blood drive to help make sure its stocks will be adequate for the holiday season. Upon arrival at the donation clinic, a staff member or volunteer will greet each donor and review information about the process, and also the eligibility criteria for donation. ID will be requested, and this will be followed by a “mini-physical” and discussion of the person’s overall general health.

The donation itself only takes between 8 to 10 minutes, and after this, a light snack and beverage will be served. After a few minutes’ rest, donors will be able to leave and go about the rest of their day as they normally would. Their contributions will be used to help people who have been in an accident, as well as those who have cancer, an immune system or clotting disorder, or various other health conditions. Brochures that explain the process and why it is important can be prepared for an occasion like this can be created by an area print company.

The Snellville blood drive has been planned for this Friday, December 1, starting at 1:30 pm. Held at Snellville Park and Recreation Office, anyone who would like to find out more about donating blood is asked to visit the Red Cross website.