The San Pedro Cancer Society would like to inform the public of its 2nd Annual Blood Drive which will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the Island Galleria on the corner of Tarpon Street and Coconut Drive.

The San Pedro Cancer Society is once again teaming up with the Belize National Blood Transfusion Service for a blood drive. Blood health professionals from Belize City will be here in San Pedro to conduct the services and the support of the general public is very much needed in order to collect as much blood as possible. The blood units collected belong to everyone and will be given to anyone who is in need of it, through the help of the San Pedro Cancer Society.

Come on out and be a part of the blood drive on Saturday, September 17 at the Island Galleria. For any questions whether you can donate or other ways you can help, feel free to contact Miguel Perez at 600-2129 or at miguelperez_13@hotmail.com.

Requirements:
*Age must be 18 – 65 years.
*Must have eaten an adequate size meal before blood donation.
*Must wait three month after the last blood donation.
*Last tattoo must be at least a year old.
*Must be a week after last menstruation.
*Must be a year since last major surgery, transfusion of blood, pregnancy or miscarriage.
*Must wait two years after last malaria infection.

You cannot donate blood if you have HIV, Hepatitis after the age of eleven, asthma, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease or presently ill.