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Blood Donor Program

Blood Donor Program

Currently there exists a need for blood donations.  If you are healthy and able, please consider giving.  At the 89th National Convention earlier this summer.The American Legion adopted Resolution 33, calling for our organziation to assist in Homeland Security preparedness - the blood supply is a matter of Homeland Security.  To read the resolution, click here.  To read a letter from the Red Cross concerning preparedness for an influenza pandemic, click here.

The American Legion is the largest collective blood-donor to the Red Cross.  The most important part about donating blood is to remember that it saves lives.  Waiting for an emergency to donate will not get the blood to the receiver in time.

 
There are several ways we can help.  You can be a donor, recruit donors and/or offer to sponsor a blood drive at your post.  Don’t assume you’re not eligible because of your age or medications.  There is no age maximum for donating and in most cases, as long as you feel healthy, you can donate.
 
For more information about blood donations, blood drives in your area, to ask medical questions, general questions about blood services, or other local activities of the Blood Services, call:
 
1-800-GIVE-LIFE
 
The following sites are also available for reference:
Badger Chapter, Madison  -  http://www.arcbadger.org
Lakeland County Chapter  -  http://www.arclakeland.org
Sheboygan County Chapter  -  http://www.redcrosssheboygan.org      
Greater Milwaukee Chapter  -  http://www.redcrossinsewis.org
Hawkeye Chapter  -  http://www.hawkeyechapter.org
Greater Chicago Chapter  -  http://www.chicagoredcross.org
Rock River Chapter, Rockford  -  http://chapters.redcross.org/il/rockriver
  
Once you've helped get the blood on the shelves at the blood center, make sure to complete the annual “Consolidated Post Report.”  Blood donor information is reported in the National Security section of the report.
 
For more information on the Blood Donor Program, contact chairman James Young jjybuilders@frontiernet.net.
 
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