Bellingham, MA (PressExposure) May 22, 2009 -- Anyone who donates blood at USMMA on June 4th will receive a free box of Chocolate Dipped Strawberries from Edible Arrangements and will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win two Boston Red Sox Tickets and to be honored on the field as âBlood Donor of the Gameâ.
The American Red Crossâ specially trained staff will be set up on-site at USMMA to collect blood donations from volunteers. To be eligible to give blood, healthy donors must meet the following criteria:
Must be at least 17 years of age Must weigh at least 110 lbs. Must not have donated whole blood within the last eight weeks.
An American Red Cross staff member will conduct an extensive health history on each blood donor volunteer. Donor eligibility rules are intended to protect the health and safety of the donor as well as the patient who will receive the transfusion. The final determination of eligibility is made by American Red Cross staff.
According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, yet only five percent of the eligible population gives blood.
âThere is a significant and ongoing need for blood. There are many people who require transfusions â from those in emergency situations to those with cancer, blood disorders or other illnesses. Itâs important to come together as a community to help fulfill that need. We encourage our staff and members as well as those in the community to consider giving blood at USMMA on June 4th,â noted Tom Hafers, owner of USMMA.
For more information about the Blood Drive contact USMMA at 508-966-5006.
USMMAâs state of the art, 4,000 square foot training facility is complete with a 2,000 square foot padded MMA training floor equipped with heavy bags and conditioning equipment, a 1,500 square foot yoga studio, locker rooms, showers and a juice bar. USMMA is located at 316 Hartford Avenue in Bellingham. For more information, call 508-966-5006 or visit their website at http://www.usmma.org.