Top Ten Reasons To Give Blood

February 15th, 2016 by

Andrew Toyota Is Passionate About Giving Back To The Community

Andrew Automotive Group will host their 1st blood drive of 2016 on Monday, March 21st, from 10:00AM to 3:00PM. The drive will be on the Blood Center of Wisconsin bus in the Andrew Automotive Group parking lot. This is an appointment based blood drive. To schedule your appointment, please visit: bcw.edu/Andrew. Please note that it is very important that you keep your appointment and be on time to ensure that we can get the maximum number of donations done during the blood drive schedule.

Why Should You Give Blood?

  1. Donating blood saves lives.
  2. It is a good way to give back to your community.
  3. The act of giving is selfless.
  4. You receive a free mini-physical.
  5. Every two seconds someone needs blood.
  6. The blood supply needs constant replenishment.
  7. One pint and 15 minutes of your time can help up to THREE people.
  8. Most people are eligible to donate blood.
  9. There is no substitute for human blood.
  10. You will have someone’s undying gratitude.

An Andrew Toyota Dealership Story:

Andrew Toyota’s Internet Manager knows first-hand the importance of giving blood. Shelby’s Story:

“I give because I want to pay it forward to Milwaukee. When I was 16, I had my adenoids and tonsils removed. Two days after the surgery, I had complications. I had to have emergency surgery as well as a blood transfusion. If it were not for donors, I would not be here today. I feel fortunate that I am able to give back. Fifteen minutes saves three lives- I want to help as many people as I can!”

Important Blood Donation Details:

The need for blood locally remains constant, and donations are needed to offset spring blood shortages. People can donate a pint of blood every 56 days. Donors are encouraged to eat a meal prior to giving blood and drink plenty of water. Photo ID is required at donation time. Blood donation requirements include a minimum weight of 115 pounds and minimum age of 17. A 16-year old may donate blood with written parental consent. There is no upper age limit for donating blood. Many health conditions and medications do NOT prevent someone from donating blood. People taking insulin, blood pressure, thyroid, and cholesterol medications, aspirin, antidepressants, and hormone replacement can give blood. Tattoos are also okay as long as they are healed and have been done in a reputable tattoo facility.

Need More Information About Andrew Toyota’s Blood Drive:

Please feel free to contact our Internet Sales Manager Shelby Loth at (414) 247-6529 if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for you time and consideration. With your help, we will make a difference in Milwaukee.

Can’t Give This Time, Not A Problem!

Andrew Toyota has 2 more blood drives in 2016. Save the date for July 11th and November 14th. Both drives will be held from 10AM to 3PM.

 

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