We’re combining The Big Event and the 15th Year Memorial Blood Drive this year!
Please join the Richmond Hokies in supporting the American Red Cross’ Blood Drive in honor of those we lost on April 16th, 2007. The Blood Drive is on Monday, June 13th, 2022 from 9am – 3pm at the VT Richmond Center Main Street Room (2810 N Parham Road, Suite #300, Main Street Room).
Use the RapidPass app which allows you to start the blood donation process from your home or office. Answer health questions before arriving at the blood drive location- this can shave 15-20 minutes off your donation time! RapidPass can also be found at www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass — this must be completed on the day of the drive!
Celebrate life and make a difference by giving blood. Blood is needed for many different kinds of patients. It could be a young child with a rare blood disorder, a family member fighting cancer, or a friend involved in a car accident. Please schedule an appointment to donate at this special blood drive. You’ll feel good knowing you’ve helped change the lives of patients in need.
The health of donors for day of donation:
While a well-balanced diet is generally adequate to have normal iron levels, donors should eat extra iron-rich foods like fish, poultry, red meat, beans, peas, lentils, iron-fortified cereals, bread, and dried fruit in the days prior to their donation appointments. Foods rich in vitamin C, such as oranges, broccoli, tomatoes, kiwi, strawberries, peppers, potatoes, and cabbage, can increase iron absorption. Iron supplements should be taken only after consulting with a personal healthcare provider or pharmacist. Donors can learn more at redcrossblood.org/iron.
***Eat a good breakfast and/or healthy snack, drink plenty of water and carry a picture ID to the drive.
Consider a Power Red Donation!
– We encourage donors with the following types to give a Power Red donation: O negative, O positive, A or B negative.
– Power Red donors can give every 112 days, which is different than a regular blood donation every 56 days.