You can take part in a couple of feel-good activities on Halloween right here at the office. First, the two-year olds from the Chappell School (located on the concourse) will visit us in costume. Jeri bought not only candy, but also healthier choices such as mini goldfish, fruit rollups and the like; she’ll distribute them to us so we’ll all be able to hand out treats to the little ones. The kids will troupe through our office at 9:30.
Halloween brings visions of blood and gore, but if you’re in the mood for leaving a little blood, donate a pint to the Blood Alliance. On Thursday, Roger Towers is hosting a blood drive from 1 – 4:45. The Blood Alliance blood mobile will be parked in the West Drive. If you’re interested in donating, please make an appointment with Deb Spadea at firstname.lastname@example.org. The process, which takes less than one hour, involves completing a health history questionnaire and screening interview and undergoing a brief exam of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and a test for anemia. If you have questions about your eligibility to give blood, check out this website: http://www.igiveblood.com/give-blood/blood-donation-faqs.
- One pint of blood can save three people.
- Someone needs blood every 2 seconds.
- 65% of us can donate, but only 5% of us do.
- If you give 3 pints of blood a year, we would never have a shortage.