Each summer blood supplies fall dangerously low here in the CSRA and across the nation because schools and colleges (which supply 20 percent of the blood supply) are closed for the summer and faithful donors from all walks of life break their donation routine during these critical months to take vacations and to enjoy summer activities.
"Unfortunately, the need for blood does not take a vacation," says Mistie Harris, Shepeard's Public Relations Coordinator, "Every two seconds someone needs blood and 1 out of every 7 hospital patient needs blood! "
As a reminder to our donors of just how essential they are to the health of local patients, Shepeard is having a S-0-S Save Our Summer Fun Pack drawing EACH WEEK for this entire summer. Each Summer Fun Pack is filled with restaurant certificates and admissions to summer attractions and is valued at $500."
Join us at the McDuffie County Community Drive at the McDuffie County Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 from 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM or log on to www.shepeardblood.org to find donation opportunities throughout the summer.