Ever wondered what's your blood type? Well, here's your chance!
This June, Revscene Cares is proud to host a very special meet and hope our members will be able to help us out! Canadian Blood Services has a shortage in blood donations during their summer months as many people are off on holidays. Blood is what keeps us alive and over half of patients require blood or blood products in medical emergencies and treatment.
Below is an average measurement of approx how much blood is needed to save a life:
The kindness of others is who and what are supporting us during those times of need. Your donation can help a sick child on the brink of losing his/her precious little life, someone's mother battling cancer, someone's father who just suffered a heartattack, or even you who just suffered a car accident on your way home.
Lets give back to those who need us. Tentative Date
: June 22, 2013 Tentative Time
: 10AM-Noon Location
: 4750 OAK STREET, VANCOUVER BC Please confirm by
: June 12, 2013
The time and date are currently tentative as to book an appointment as a group, we need to have more than 5 people to sign up. Time is also dependant on this so the earlier I know of a solid number, the quicker I can book the time with the clinic.
Identification with full name and signature, or full name and photograph required. Age
To donate, you must be at least 17 years of age, in general good health, and feeling well on the day of your donation. If you have never donated before and have had your 61st birthday, or if you are between the ages of 67 and 71, and have not donated within the last two years, you must be assessed by a physician who must fill out and sign the following letter. You must also meet the other standard requirements for donation. To find out more, please call us at 1 888 2 DONATE. Letter to Attending Physician This Letter
*Only required if you fall into any categories under AGE* Weight
At least 50 kg (110 lb). Are you between the ages of 17 and 23? Visit our Eligibility Calculator or call 1 888 2 DONATE for additional criteria. Frequency of Donation
Minimum interval between blood donations is 56 days
In general good health and feeling well. You should have had something to eat and adequate sleep. You must also meet hemoglobin (iron) requirements (test done at clinic). Screening
At the time of donation, you will be asked a number of questions to determine your eligibility. For example:
Had dental treatment (extractions, fillings, cleaning, restoration)
-For cleaning or filling: until the day after treatment
-For extraction, root canal or dental surgery: 72 hours provided there is full recovery
A cold, flu or sore throat
Had ear or body piercing or tattooing
-Travel (dependant on where you've been. Please call 1-888-236-6283)
Donating blood does not put you at risk of disease. All needles are sterile, used only once and discarded. The usual blood collection - a "unit" - is about half a litre, or one pint. Your body soon replaces all the blood you donate.
*Please refer to the CBS website
for more information
-Each member will be required to check their iron levels on site (prick of the finger)
-Nurse will check pulse, temperature and medical history
-Once you're a-okay'd you will start to donate which takes 7-14 minutes depending on your blood flow
-After you will be placed in a resting area where you will be fed some treats
-Whole process takes about 45mins-1Hour
Myself, El B and Saucywoman will be on site to keep you company and be your cheerleaders. Nurses will be on site as well and they will provide cookies/juice after your donation. We will be donating under Revscene.
Friends and family are welcome to join as well! Any questions please let us know!!
Sign up sheet and discussion located here.