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American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Science Center

August 18, 2020  |  Quorum

Save a life and help address the blood shortage in Philadelphia

Sign-up to donate today. Rest assured, the Red Cross and Quorum are taking extra measures to ensure a safe donation process.

All donors are eligible for a COVID-19 antibody screening, a $5 Amazon gift card, and a free iced coffee and donut from Dunkin Donuts!

Red Cross work impacts lives every day: Real impact. Saving lives.

·        190 times a day we help a family affected by a disaster.

·        5,600 times a day someone receives a Red Cross unit of blood.

·        1,000 times a day we provide services to military members, veterans and their families.

 

Area hospital patients are counting on you!

 

First Time donating? Donor Eligibility Guidelines:

Whole Blood Donation

  • Donation frequency: Every 56 days
  • You must be in good health and feeling well
  • You must be at least 16 years of age or older
  • You must weigh at least 110 lbs
  • For more information Click Here or call 1-800-RED CROSS
     

Donation Tips:

  • If you’re donating whole blood, we’ll cleanse an area on your arm and insert a brand new sterile needle for the blood draw. (This feels like a quick pinch and is over in seconds.)
  • whole blood donation takes about 8-10 minutes, during which you’ll be seated comfortably or lying down.
  • When approximately a pint of whole blood has been collected, the donation is complete and a staff person will place a bandage on your arm.
  • After donating, you’ll have a snack and something to drink in the refreshment area.
  • You’ll leave after 10-15 minutes and continue your normal routine.
  • Enjoy the feeling of accomplishment knowing you are helping to save lives!
  • Take a selfie, or simply share your good deed with friends. It may inspire them to become blood donors. 
  • Tips to boost your iron level: Click here
  • For more information:  Click Here

9:00A - 2:00P

 

Quorum, University City Science Center

3675 Market Street

Floor 2, Room QU4B

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Have questions about this event? Contact Quorum at quorum@sciencecenter.org