Your donation can save up to three lives!
The 8th Annual Blood Drive will be March 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Medical Center. The Club Challenge consists of 17 organizations and clubs within Ocean Reef Club and the Key Largo Angler’s Club. Each blood donor is asked to designate their gift of blood to one of these organizations. One organization with the most donated blood will be the winner of this year’s Club Challenge and will be recognized on the plaque proudly displayed at the Medical Center.
Jay Holmes will be the Honorary Chair of the Sportsman Club Challenge for the second year in a row. Jay is past Chairman of the Medical Center and he began donating blood as an Eagle Scout while in high school. He is still an avid blood donor who has donated at least 15 gallons in the past 60 years! As a lifelong blood donor, Jay is encouraging YOU to donate blood for the Challenge and help others in their time of need.
Why do we need to donate blood?
As blood cannot be manufactured outside the body and has a limited shelf life, it is necessary that our blood supply be replenished by generous blood donors continually such as you. Your blood is needed!
Who needs your donation?
People needing the most blood are ones being treated for cancer, undergoing surgery, being treated for blood disorders, and of course accident victims.
What about blood type?
Your inherited blood type is one of eight types and your type matters when used for blood transfusions. All types are important.
Can I donate?
There are some restrictions based on your health history and/or meds, but most people are eligible and the medical staff will be able to determine if you are a candidate.
Can I help?
Please contact Judy Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on volunteering to help at the Medical Center on Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28.
Help someone in need of blood by joining the Sportsman’s Donor Club Challenge and know that your precious gift can be life saving.