Performance BMW Blood Drive February 21, 2018

In our every day lives, we deal with the flu and winter colds and navigating the winter weather that hits this time of year. However, while this may impact our lives for a short time, it has a larger impact on the American Red Cross and their blood drives. These things prevent donors from being able to give blood or show up to donation centers. With donors not being able to give blood for these reasons it has created a critical need for blood. So the American Red Cross and Performance BMW would love for you to donate your blood to help save lives. We will host a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. The drive is open to our staff and the public and will begin at 11:30 am and last until 4:00 pm.  The appointments are in 15-minute increments.


Did you know O, B-, or A are considered Power Reds? These donors give their negative blood to very important blood for people to receive.

 A little more about Power Reds from the American Red Cross:
“Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact.  During this type of donation, red blood cells are separated from other blood components and platelets are safely and comfortably returned to the donor.”


Type O Negative is the Universal blood type and what emergency personnel reaches for in trauma situations when there isn’t time to determine a patient's blood type.  This blood type is also used for babies who need transfusions”


“Types A- and B- can be transfused to Rh+ or negative patients.”


Have you had a tattoo in the last year and think you can't donate?  No worries, as long as your tattoo was done in a licensed tattoo parlor, you are still eligible to give blood.


The goal for this blood drive is between 25 to 30 units. Save time by pre-registering with Rapid Pass.


Visit the blood donation page and schedule your time slot and use the sponsor code, PERFORMANCE.  You may also email to register for a time.  


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