HELP! The COVID-19 pandemic has severely diminished the Red Cross’s blood supply and they have called upon the men of F3 Nation to step up like we always do. Regions throughout the country are hosting blood drives including ones close to us like F3 Metro and F3 Waxhaw(who is going to be done with 2 before we get done with our first). I’d say it’s our turn.
Our friends at the Brace Family YMCA(3127 Weddington Road Matthews NC) have offered to host the Red Cross and our pax for a donation day from 10AM to 2PM on Friday October 23rd. I know it’s not the cool thing to HC to things several weeks in advance but make an exception this time, block off your calendar around lunch time on 10/23 and SIGN UP NOW!
Q and A
Q: How do I sign up?
A: Go to redcrossblood.org
Next enter the code F3 in the Find Blood Drive Search
From there you will be shown a list of ALL F3 blood drives that are currently scheduled. You will choose the Brace Family YMCA on October 23 option. Then you will see all of the remaining appointment options from 10 AM to 2:30PM.
Q: My wife/brother/son/neighbor/coworker is interested in donating at this drive. Are they welcome to join?
A: Absolutely. The more the merrier. Provide them the same signup information I provided above and have them sign up the same way.
Q: I’ve been on some weird vacations recently. Will that prevent my eligibility to donate?
A: Maybe. But read the eligibility requirements www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/eligibility-requirements.html
and see if you are still a candidate for donation. If you read through the eligibility requirements and determine you will NOT be able to donate, please refrain from signing up because you might be taking a spot away from another donor.
Q: I am not able to donate but I still want to help. How can I?
A: Mighty Mite has already wrangled Tuck and War Eagle to help out but we can always use more volunteers to assist in registration, logistics, setup, cleanup, and running the canteen. If you would like to assist on the day of the drive, please reach out to Mighty Mite.
Q: F3 has a lot of blood to donate in order to reach their lofty goals. Is this one blood drive going to be enough?
A: No. All regions participating in this effort are expected to host 4-5 blood drives between now and the end of 2021. Plan on donating and helping out at the next one!
Q: I am confused about _______
A: Reach out to Mighty Mite