Good Golly Miss Molly, helping to save lives through blood donation makes you a rock star.

Did you know donating blood can help save up to three lives?


Good Golly Miss Molly, helping to save lives through blood donation makes you a rock star.
Did you know donating blood can help save up to three lives?  That’s because your blood is separated into its components — red cells, plasma and platelets — to treat patients with different needs. Donating platelets primarily benefits cancer patients.  
When a patient is undergoing chemotherapy, the production of blood cells is affected and the platelet count may drop to a critical level.
The American Red Cross invites you to Shake, Rattle and Roll into a Red Cross blood drive now through July 31. You’ll be eligible to win a Gibson guitar, courtesy of The Gibson Foundation. The Red Cross will award eight guitars and 50,000 guitar picks, co-branded with the Gibson and Red Cross logos, during this campaign.
As a special incentive for our young donors, anyone aged 16-22 can enter to win a $5,000 scholarship. Plus, high school students are invited to join the Youth Leadership Team and host school blood drives this summer. These students have the opportunity to earn a letter of recommendation from a member of the American Red Cross senior management team and a chance to win a $3,000 scholarship. For more information on the Youth Leadership Team, visit redcross.org/summeryouth2012.
Whether you’re a fan of Bill Haley and his Comets, the Rolling Stones or Bon Jovi, the Red Cross invites you to Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeves this summer to give blood.
Locally, you may Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeves at the below blood drive:
Smoky Valley/Lindsborg Community blood drive on from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 16 at Trinity United Methodist Church at 224 S. Main St. in Lindsborg.
All presenting donors will receive a T-shirt.

 —Tammy Hunnell, donor recruitment Represenattive of North Central Kansas