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2nd Annual Chief Mike Stankunis Memorial Blood Drive Collected 35 Pints from the Community - Thank you!
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By Member Thomas Iwanejko
January 12, 2017

The Bohemia Fire Department would like to thank all who supported the 2nd Annual Chief Mike Stankunis Blood Drive, with 35 Pints collected! Thank you!

Please help save a life! The 2nd annual blood drive in memory of Chief Mike Stankunis will be held on Chief Mike's birthday of Saturday January 28th from 12pm to 6pm at the Bohemia Firehouse on Pearl Street and Smithtown Avenue. All are welcome to donate and enjoy light refreshments and catered heros after! No appointment is needed - just show up and give the gift of life! Call 589-2555 for information or directions to the firehouse.


Blood Facts:

1 pint can save 3 lives

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.

More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.

A total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.

The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.

The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O.

The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.

Sickle cell disease affects more than 70,000 people in the U.S. About 1,000 babies are born with the disease each year. Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.

More than 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer last year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.

A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.

More information on blood donations can be found at: Blood Donation - American Red Cross

Let’s celebrate Mike’s birthday by donating a pint so three people might live…

Hyperlinks: Blood Donation - American Red Cross
 
 

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