Rowland Publishing Thanksgiving Blood Drive

Rebecca Taylor

We are entering upon the season of giving and thanksgiving. Especially at this time of year, we pause to give thanks for family, friends, jobs, good health — the list goes on. But even if you consciously reflect on important parts of your life that you often overlook, you are likely not to think about your blood.

The blood coursing through your veins is life-giving to you and it can be to others. By spending a few minutes in a chair donating blood, you may save up to three lives!

Rowland Publishing will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, Nov. 24, from noon until 4:30 p.m. at its offices at 1932 Miccosukee Road. All are encouraged to participate.

To schedule an appointment, visit: Register by Nov. 20 via the link and you will receive a long sleeve tee-shirt, just in time for cooler weather.

Prepare for your donation by drinking a lot of water and eating healthy, iron-rich meals starting a week or so before you donate. On the day of, drink at least 16 ounces of water at least an hour before and after you donate. Remember to bring your ID, a list of all the medications you are taking and maybe a friend to make donating twice as fun. 

Donate blood and grateful recipients will be thankful long after the turkey and cranberry sauce have disappeared.

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