American Legion Auxiliary Sponsored Red Cross Blood Drive
American Legion Auxiliary Stevens-Chute Unit #4, Bend will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, August 11 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Collective, 62070 SE 27th Street, Bend, OR.
For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 541-390-4231 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code ALAUNIT4.
“Hosting a blood drive coincides with American Legion Auxiliary’s core values of giving back to the community,” said Yvonne Drury, Unit 4 President. “With a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be a coworker, loved one or neighbor.”
Blood is routinely transfused to patients with cancer and other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients and trauma victims, according to the Red Cross.
“The short amount of time it takes to donate can mean a lifetime to a patient with a serious medical condition. We urge eligible donors to join us in the selfless act of giving blood.”
Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. According to the Red Cross, type O negative is the universal blood type that can be safely transfused to anyone, and is often used to treat trauma patients.
About American Legion Auxiliary
“In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad.”
For more information, contact
Yvonne Drury, President
Phone: (541) 390-4231
62070 SE 27th Street
Bend, OR 97702