Blood As­sur­ance com­ing to Rock­mart on Dec. 19

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - By Lorene Parker loren­[email protected]

Dur­ing the busy hol­i­day sea­son, the most im­por­tant and mean­ing­ful gift you can give is the gift of life. By giv­ing blood, that’s the out­come doc­tors and nurses are able to achieve when giv­ing pa­tients in­fu­sions.

Giv­ing back a pint also only costs about an hour of time. Thanks to Blood As­sur­ance, it’s more con­ve­nient than ever to donate next week in Rock­mart.

While do­nat­ing blood can help as many as three peo­ple in need, it’s also a great way to earn prizes and in­cen­tives for peo­ple who par­tic­i­pate in the up­com­ing event on Wednes­day, De­cem­ber 19 .

All donors 18 years of age and older will be en­tered in two draw­ings.

Donors can en­ter now through Jan­uary 31, 2019 for a $1,000 gift cer­tifi­cate to be used at Dis­ney World.

As well, those who donate dur­ing the month of De­cem­ber will be en­tered to win a 50-inch 4K Smart TV.

Re­gard­less of age, all donors will walk away with a free Blood As­sur­ance fleece blan­ket per­fect to keep warm dur­ing the win­ter hol­i­days.

Next Wednes­day look for the Blood As­sur­ance bus at Rock­mart Ur­gent Care from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Donors are en­cour­aged to be­gin hy­drat­ing with non­caf­feinated, non-al­co­holic bev­er­ages as well as iron­rich foods at least one day be­fore they give.

For donor’s con­ve­nience, peo­ple can re­serve a time to donate by tex­ting BAGIVE to 444999 or vis­it­ing www. blood­as­sur­ance.org, but an ap­point­ment is not re­quired.

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