As always, the holidays have left the blood supply needed to meet demands very short. SaddleBrooke has always been a shining light when answering the call for donors. Let’s all start 2024 with a life-giving gesture. Our next blood drive will be at the MountainView Ballroom from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m on Saturday, January 13. Also, I want everyone to know what a great donation year we had in 2023. We topped out with 486 units for the year, the most we have ever collected. SaddleBrooke and the surrounding community donors should be very proud.

As a blood donor, you do something extraordinary with each donation. You give families hope. You give patients courage. And you give those who need it most, life. Donors like you make all the difference. That is why your donation for this drive is more important than ever.

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every two to three seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

To schedule your appointment, please go to redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767. Also, you can start the donation process before leaving home by completing Rapid Pass online pre-donation and health history questionnaire from your mobile device or Blood Donor App on the day of your appointment. You can save up to 15 minutes. Learn more at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass. We hope to see you all.

Side Note: Michael and I have been running the blood drives in SaddleBrooke for four years. We would like to retire and allow someone else to take over. Michael and I volunteered as a couple, but it can be done easily by one person. If interested, please email us at michael.lien@me.com or laurie.lien@me.com.

Blood Drives for 2024Saturday, January 13

Saturday, March 16 — Please note, this date changed from Saturday, March 23 due to a conflict in the MountainView Ballroom.

Saturday, May 18

Saturday, July 20

Saturday, September 14

Saturday, November 9


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