Results from October 2021 Blood Drive

A big thank you to all who participated in the Monday, Oct. 11th Blood Drive. We collected 60 Units which saved 162 lives. Another 15 people were deferred. You really made a difference in the lives of those in need. Our next drive will be March 7, 2022 so mark your calendars and stay healthy. Thank you for your participation.

 

Denise Porcasi
Blood Drive Coordinator

GIVE BLOOD at St. Blase

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The St. Blase Blood Drive holds blood drives periodically in the Social Center. American Red Cross guidelines suggest you can donate every two months. Start now to prepare yourself to donate by eating healthy. Look for the sign-up sheets in the near future! Please consider donating blood at St. Blase.
For more details call the parish office, 268-2244.

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Pint-Sized Facts

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* An adult body contains 8-12 pints of blood
* The entire donation process takes about an hour, including registration and a mini-physical
* One unit of blood yield red cells, platelets, and plasma to benefit up to three patients.
* Less than 5% of eligible adults donate blood.
* There is no substitute for blood.
* Only you can help save another life

For more information about donating blood, please visit the American Red Cross website.

For more info about becoming a bone marrow donor, please visit the Be The Match website.

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Heal The Sick by John Thavis, Catholic News Service, VATICAN CITY (CNS)

PictureTop Vatican officials encouraged blood donation, saying it was a powerful and practical way to carry out Christ’s command to heal the sick. Pope Benedict XVI, addressing pilgrims from his apartment window June 12, sent special greetings to blood donors everywhere. He said Christians should find inspiration for blood donation in Christ, who “redeemed us with his blood.” Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan celebrated Mass near the Vatican with several hundred blood donation volunteers. In a sermon, he asked why people should give blood.

The answers are many, he said. For one thing, despite millions of donors each year, the world does not have enough blood to meet medical needs — especially in poorest countries.

Many give blood out of a sense of solidarity or compassion for the sick, he said. But for Christians, donating blood should have another special meaning.

“Christ gave to his disciples a specific mandate: ‘Heal the sick’”.

Beyond solidarity and natural compassion, there is this mandate of Christ, whom we obey with our innermost nature by giving blood. This is a great satisfaction, fulfilling from our hearts Christ’s command to give health,” Cardinal Lozano said.