Please mark your calendars for next Friday, July 1 and start the Independence Day holiday weekend right by saving a life.
That’s when Warner’s Nursery will be having its annual summer blood drive in the safe and super comfy Vitalant bus in our parking lot.
This has been a long-standing tradition with us and we typically host it in the summer for one very important reason: It’s when donations are most needed.
You see, every summer, blood donations dry up. Throughout the country, blood banks tend to experience a drastic decline in donations when it gets hot, primarily because of vacation schedules.
But the need for blood never takes a break.
It’s estimated that every two seconds, someone in the U.S. is in need of blood. And the blood that is donated doesn’t have a long shelf life: platelets (critical for people with clotting problems, cancer or undergoing major surgery) are only good for about five days and red blood cells (needed for acute blood loss or transfusions) only last for about 42 days.
In addition to the good feeling you’ll get from donating blood, there’s some other benefits. Blood donors will receive a voucher for “the ultimate chocolate chip cookie” from Pizza Hut; a coupon for 15% off regularly priced items at Warner’s, and can enter a drawing for a chance to win one of two $50 gift certificates from Warner’s. Additionally, donors will be automatically entered to win a 2022 VW Taos S.
All you need to do to sign up is go to the Vitalant website, click on “blood drive code” and enter the word “warners.”
Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you on Friday, July 1.