Blood Drive on Saturday – Jamaica Avenue

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There will be a Blood Drive at 79-26 Jamaica Avenue on  this Saturday, March 19th, from 12 PM to 4 PM.  This is the home of Liberty Tax Service and you can call 718-521-1040 for more information.  There will be food and other refreshments and live music —

Some interesting facts about Blood Donations:

  • Only 5 percent of eligible donors across the nation donate blood, but the number of transfusions nationwide increases by 9 percent every year.
  • Each whole blood donation can help as many as three people. One unit is divided into three parts: red blood cells, platelets, and plasma.
  • On average, a hip replacement typically uses one unit of blood, a cardiac bypass 2 units, a heart transplant 2 units, and a liver transplant 10 units!
  • Blood cannot be manufactured. It can only come as a gift from people.
  • Statistics show that 25 percent or more of us will require blood at least once in our lifetime.

The folks that run Liberty Tax Service live in Woodhaven and are involved in helping the community — this Blood Drive is but one example.  We’ll be featuring them  more in the very near future.

Remember — Woodhaven’s Town Hall is also Saturday, at the Volunteer Ambulance Corps 78-15 Jamaica Avenue — 1 block away.  If you’re coming to the WRBA Meeting, stop by Liberty Tax afterwards and give blood!  Make it a double-feature 🙂

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