Start the season of giving by giving the gift of life! Present to donate blood or platelets at Portland‘s 16th Annual Thanksgiving Day Blood Drive tomorrow, November 25, 2010, from 7 AM to Noon. Or…for Vancouver or Salem residents, attend tomorrow’s Thanksgiving Drives at the Clark County or Salem Donor Centers tomorrow from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
Presenting donors will receive a free pumpkin pie from Thriftway, a two-for-one discount coupon to the Oregon Ballet Theater’s production of The Nutcracker, and an American Red Cross T-shirt (all while supplies last). Enjoy coffee and treats after you donate. There will also be entertainment and special activities stations, including button making and videos.
This inspiring annual event has become a favorite with families and groups of friends who mark the start of the season of giving by helping local hospital patients in need. Donated blood is used to treat cancer patients, trauma and burn victims, premature babies, organ-transplant patients, those living with chronic blood diseases, and others. Blood and platelet donations collected at this special Thanksgiving Day event will help boost the blood supply going into the winter season, a time when blood donations typically decline.
Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit this link to make a donation appointment at this event!