Mark your calendars for January 13th- Disconnected Salon is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donate blood and help save lives in the new year!
This blood drive is significant in its timing because the Red Cross typically experiences shortages of blood around the beginning of each year, in addition to the extreme shortages they are already experiencing now. Someone needs a blood transfusion every two seconds, and just ONE pint of blood donated can save THREE lives. It’s really amazing what one donation can do, and you can become a hero just by donating blood.
Scared to donate? Don’t think you have enough time? Read the stories of people just like you who chose to donate and how it changed their lives for the better:
Why I Choose to Donate Blood: (source Red Cross) –
- “If someone hadn’t donated 34 years ago, I might not be here today to donate! I hemorrhaged during childbirth. Two pints of blood later, I’m here to tell about it. The best way I know of to give back is to donate whenever I can. You never know who you might be helping.
- “I give because I know that someone out there is waiting for a blood transfusion. It makes me feel good and I know that someone has been given a second chance at life. What would you do if a loved one was going to die without having a second chance at life?”
- “I was told the last time I donated blood that I had saved 35 lives with my donations. I am proud to know that I can help someone get some more life from my donations. David W. Meyer (it is A – Positive)”
Lots of people have overcome their fear of donating because it helps so many people who desperately need blood donations. That could be you! Be someone’s hero in 2013. Lots of San Diegans donate whenever a crisis like Hurricane Sandy occurs, but then forget that there is still a huge need for blood donations at other times of the year. Think about the many lives you can affect and sign up to donate blood on Sunday, January 13th.
We really need YOU to make this happen! We still need 30 people to commit to donating blood to make this event a success. To sign up, go to www.redcrossblood.org and use “Disconnected” as the code to search for this blood drive. You will be required to make an account – it’s a very quick process, and it’s cool because it will keep track of all your donations you make in the future, and also will let you know your blood type after you donate. Make the account, and then sign up for a time slot. It will take about an hour total to donate and afterwards, you will receive a complimentary dry cut and quick style from Disconnected Salon, a free week of yoga to Pilgrimage of the Heart (for new clients only), and a free appetizer coupon from Mimi’s Cafe. We will likely have other fun stuff to give away, but you have to show up to get the goodies!
You can also call Desiree at (916) 308-0887 to schedule your donation if you’d rather not make an account.
Tell your friends, sign up, make a difference!