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Blood Drive Saving Lives Continued from pg. 14 The iPhone was won by Mrs. Stephanie Bethel of Governor’s Harbour, said Mr. Gosling, who congratulated her on the win, as she is one of HACE’s regular blood donors. Officers of the local Police Force and Immigration Department were also recognized for their donations, and organizers commented that they hoped these officers and others would continue to contribute.
Above: PMH staff, and volunteer donors all smiles with HACE Chairman, Christopher Gosling.
Above: ALIV representatives with HACE Chairman. The moblie company helped to sponsor the Blood Drive. (L-R) Lyretta Pinder, Terrilyn Sands and Chirs Gosling.
Blood Donation Tips: (Courtesy of HACE Chairman, Christopher Gosling) • • • • • • • •
Anyone 16 and older can give blood (16 year olds need parental consent). Tattoos, ear piercings, colds, or being on antibiotics prevent you from donating. Body weight must be over 110 pounds and you must eat before donating. Only 1 pint of blood is taken and the human body contains between 8-10 pints. This donated pint is replaced by the body within 24 hours. Blood can be donated every 8 weeks. Blood donors are healthier, and donating encourages the body to make fresh blood, rather like changing the oil in a car. One student was prevented from donating through misinformation that a blood donation would prevent athletic participation a week later. This is incorrect! It needs to be stressed that 24 hours after donation, ALL normal activities can be resumed without fear. One unit of blood can be made into three different products, and in effect can save three lives.
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