Give the gift of life for Valentines Day

Courtesy photo Back in Motion (above), along with Vitalant, is hosting a Blood Drive Friday, February 8 at their office, located at 1113 S. Scurry.
Anna Gutierrez
Staff Writer

Want to give a previous gift and possibly save a life for Valentines Day? Back In Motion, in collaboration with Vitalant, will be holding their first blood drive of 2019 on Friday, February 8, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at 1113 S. Scurry. Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services (UBS), provides blood and special services to patients in more than 1,000 hospitals across 40 states. They are one of the nation's largest and oldest nonprofit blood services providers.
Blood donations are crucial. Blood and platelets cannot be manufactured, but have to come from donors. Every two seconds in the U.S., someone needs blood. This amounts to approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells, 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma needed on a daily basis. One donation can potentially save up to three lives.

For the full story, please see Tuesday's edition of the Herald.