Dec 17: Red Cross Youth Council (RCYC) Christmas Blood Donation Event

In line with the alarming issue of lack of healthy blood in the country, the Red Cross Youth Council will be hosting a blood donation event on December 17, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It will be held in Room J106.

The entire process usually takes 15-20 minutes, so please take your schedule into consideration when deciding on what time to donate blood.

Also, please read the requirements, and follow the steps below.

You can only donate blood if you…

  1. are in good health.
  2. are between 16 to 65 years old (16 and 17 years old need parents consent; attached is the file).
  3. weigh at least 110 pounds.
  4. have a blood pressure between: Systolic: 90-160 mmHg, Diastolic: 60-100 mmHg.
  5. pass the physical and health history assessments.

Preparation before donating blood:

  1. Have enough rest and sleep.
  2. No alcohol intake 24 hours prior to blood donation.
  3. No medications for at least 24 hours prior to blood donation.
  4. Have something to eat prior to blood donation, avoid fatty food.
  5. Drink plenty of fluid, like water or juice.

More information on http://www.redcross.org.ph/get-involved/give-blood/how-to-donate

Thank you and hoping for your support!

Sincerely,

Leonard Lim
RCYC President

Mrs. Cheyenne Gonzales
RCYC Moderator

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