Performance Acura Blood Drive February 21, 2018

This winter has been a tough season for Flu and sickness and also the weather itself has prevented many people from being able to donate blood this season.  This has created a critical need for blood and the American Red Cross and Performance Acura would love for you to donate your blood to help save lives. So, this Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Performance Acura will partner with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive.  The drive is open to our staff and the public and will begin at 11:30 am and last until 4:00 pm.  The appointments are in 15-minute increments.


Do you have O, B-, or A-?  These are what the American Red Cross categorizes as Power Reds and these donors give their negative blood to very important blood for people to receive.  A little more about Power Reds from the American Red Cross,


“Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact.  During this type of donation, red blood cells are separated from other blood components and platelets are safely and comfortably returned to the donor.”


Type O Negative is the Universal blood type and what emergency personnel reaches for in trauma situations when there isn’t time to determine a patient's blood type.  This blood type is also used for babies who need transfusions”


“Types A- and B- can be transfused to Rh+ or negative patients.”


Think because you had a tattoo in the last year you can’t give blood?  No worries, as long as your tattoo was done in a licensed tattoo parlor, you are still eligible to give blood.


Our goal for this drive is between 25 to 30 units, and you can save time on donation day by pre-registering with Rapid Pass.  


Visit the blood donation page and schedule your time slot visit the American Red Cross, check the time best for you, and then use sponsor code, PERFORMANCE.  You may also email to register for a time.  


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