Give A Pint, Save A Life

Posted by – Dale Mathes, Code Enforcement Officer

On Thursday, January 14th from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the American Red Cross will be holding Auburn Hills’ semi-annual blood drive in the Community Center.  The following are some of the many reasons to donate:Red Cross

1. Save someone’s life

Since there is no artificial substitute for human blood, someone needs donated human blood every two to three seconds in the U.S. and just one donation can help save the lives of up to three people!

2. Get a free health screening

Prior to donation, your heart rate, blood pressure, cholesterol and hemoglobin levels will be checked.

3. Remove excess iron

Now, this was new to me. It is uncommon, but men can sometimes experience too much iron in the blood.  This known as hemochromatosis.  It can complicate cirrhosis, heart disease and diabetes.  Donating can remove excess iron.

4. It’s free!

And how else can you lose a pound of weight in less than an hour, while you’re flat on your back? And there’s always the juice and cookies when you’re done.

So, sign up today by calling 248-370-9353.  Remember, together we can save a life!