Scout Troop 21 Linked Units of Newburyport, MA and the American Red Cross are teaming up to boost blood supply.December 2, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2022
Scout Troop 21 Linked Units of Newburyport, MA and the American Red Cross are teaming up
to boost blood supply.
The uncertainties of the times in which we live require a new commitment to maintain a
constant community blood supply.
That’s why Scout Troop 21 of Newburyport, MA and the American Red Cross this holiday
season are teaming up to help ensure that a safe and adequate blood supply is available when
needed. Please continue supporting your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers by donating
blood on Thursday, December 22, 2022 the Newburyport Elks Club – Function Hall
located at 25 Low Street, Newburyport, MA 01950. Donor hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00
The fact is, nearly 1,600 units of blood are needed each day to help those in need right here in
your community. During the Pandemic it has been a challenge to collect enough blood to meet
the needs of hospital patients this year.
It only takes about an hour of time – and one small pinch – to become a hero to someone in
need. Giving the “Gift of Life” is one way to help those in need. Every blood donation is an
opportunity to help an accident victim, a surgical patient, or a child battling leukemia, to name a
Troop 21 knows this extremely busy time of year, to save time and make your donation go
further become a Power Red donor. If your blood type is O, A negative or B negative you may
be eligible to become a Power Red donor.
Anyone 17 years of age or older, weighing 110 pounds or more and feeling in good health may
be eligible to donate blood. To make an appointment to donate blood call 1-800-RED CROSS
(1-800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Thank you for your support and understanding during these challenging times.
Leonard Wallace and Dr. Michelle LaFlamme, Scoutmasters
Troop 21 Linked Units, Newburyport
Troop 21 12_22_2022 Blood Drive Flyer