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#477538 - 11/15/13 09:18 AM Mark calendar quarterly blood drive  
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Amanda Syme Offline
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Dear Families,

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.
Needed Donations:
Item for raffle give away or gift bags:
Examples include: a free night at hotel, gift certificate, free drink or dinner, novelty item etc.
T-Shirt Sponsorship:
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
Finger foods
Plastic cups/napkins
Meals for the volunteers, nurses and doctors
Please contact Sarah Thompson at 601-0345 or (; 620-7274) with questions or to commit to a donation.

#479156 - 12/06/13 12:40 PM Re: Mark calendar quarterly blood drive [Re: Amanda Syme]  
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Thanks for posting Initial Blood Drive Info Amanda

Updated info

Did you know many places will not let you donate for a year or more after visiting Ambergris Caye due to the malaria factor? We are all to happy to receive your blood before you go, you could help save a life one day.

The San Pedro Belize Red Cross will be teaming up with Washington University and organizing regular quarterly Blood drives and we are encouraging both locals and tourists to participate.

When - Saturday Dec 7th from 9:00am - 2:00pm
Where - Washington University of Health and Science Medical School located on the street you would take to go to Saga or Perdo's Hotel.
What - Blood Drive to build our island stock, gifts, snacks and refreshments will be provided

The San Pedro Belize Red Cross and Washington University would like to thank everyone who helped the blood drive in any way. From helping spread the word to businesses that helped with financial, raffle prizes and food or juice donations: San Pedro Town Council, Lola's Pub, Casa Picasso, Belize Chocolate Company, Estel's, and Black Orchid Restaurant.

If your name is not on the list please email Amy Stevenson and let her know.

If you would like to help in any way for the next blood drive please contact Sarah Thompson at 601-0345, Shirlee Arnould: 666-6144, Amy Stevenson or Laurie Norton :

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#479175 - 12/06/13 07:10 PM Re: Mark calendar quarterly blood drive [Re: Amanda Syme]  
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Inplub Offline
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Is there any TEA on offer. I will be there if they want my blood.

I. O. Them 2 pints.

#479216 - 12/07/13 09:01 AM Re: Mark calendar quarterly blood drive [Re: Amanda Syme]  
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Maya House Offline
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Are the blood drive's the only time/way to donate blood?

#479220 - 12/07/13 12:36 PM Re: Mark calendar quarterly blood drive [Re: Amanda Syme]  
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Amanda Syme Offline
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The blood bank is in Belize City and you can donate there - probably at least monday through fridays.

#479225 - 12/07/13 03:43 PM Re: Mark calendar quarterly blood drive [Re: Amanda Syme]  
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I went and tried to give blood today, but was told to come back in a year as I have had a plasma transfer last month.

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