In The Know with Gino: Mayor Tim Kelly & Blood Assurance Ask Residents to Donate for National Volunteer Month
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Chattanooga, Tennessee – Blood Assurance, a non-profit blood center that serves the Southeast region of the United States, has joined forces with Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly to encourage local residents to donate blood during National Volunteer Month.
Mayor Kelly urged Chattanooga residents to donate blood and emphasized the importance of blood donations in a new public service announcement.
Blood Assurance relies on the community’s generosity to ensure that patients in need have access to the blood they require to heal and recover.
Blood Assurance has implemented various safety measures to ensure that blood donation remains a safe process. The organization encourages donors to make appointments ahead of time to reduce wait times and ensure a smooth donation process.
Residents of Chattanooga who are interested in donating blood can visit Blood Assurance‘s website to schedule an appointment. Donors are urged to bring a valid photo ID, to eat a healthy meal before donating, be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), and weigh 110 pounds or more.
By donating blood during National Volunteer Month, Chattanooga residents can make a significant impact on their community, help save lives, and will receive a commemorative Super Donor t-shirt.
SOURCE: News Channel 9