Are you aware that here in Belize, the blood available at the blood bank is earmarked for those that gave it? Therefore, if you or a loved one has an accident and are in need of blood, unless you have donated blood in your name, you will be required to replace the amount of blood you or your family member need from the blood bank? Are you aware that there is a shortage of available blood in the blood bank?
To help increase the amount of available blood in the blood bank for San Pedro residents, The San Pedro Red Cross and the Washington University of Health and Science Medical School are organizing quarterly blood drives. Our first blood drive will be on December 7th, 2013.
In order to encourage and attract donors, we are planning on giving free gifts to donors.
We need your help.
We are looking for donations of cash or items listed below. If you can help, please make your commitment by November 20th, 2013. All donations will be used to cover costs of the blood drive and to encourage San Pedro residents and guests to give blood.
Item for raffle give away or gift bags:
Examples include: a free night at hotel, gift certificate, free drink or dinner, novelty item etc.
Three levels of support: Gold Sponsor ($500); Silver ($250) or Bronze ($100)
Donated food or drinks for the blood donors and volunteers:
Water, juice, soda
Meals for the volunteers, nurses and doctors
Please contact Sarah Thompson at 601-0345 or ([email protected]
; 620-7274) with questions or to commit to a donation.