RAYNHAM — Chief James Donovan is pleased to share that the Raynham Police Department will be joining the Raynham Knights of Columbus at an upcoming blood drive next month.
“We encourage community members to join us next month at the Raynham Knights of Columbus’s blood drive,” Chief Donovan said. “The demand for blood, plasma and platelet donations is extremely high, and we’re asking the community to consider participating so we can help others and save lives. We also would like to thank the Knights of Columbus for allowing us to partner with them for the drive.”
Friday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saint Anns Church, 660 North Main St.
According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. is in need of a pint of blood. Additionally, the previously existing demand coupled with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put a significant strain on blood collection efforts.
With a demand for donors, the Raynham Police Department, in collaboration with the Raynham Knights of Columbus, encourages residents to donate at the upcoming blood drive.
All those who wish to donate must register in advance. To register, click here.
Those who register should choose whether they plan to donate blood, power red (the process of collecting red cells but returning most of the plasma and platelets), platelets or AB plasma. Those who wish to participate in a power red donation must meet specific eligibility requirements and have type A Neg, B Neg or O blood.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all individuals working or attending the drive will be required to wear a proper face covering and practice social distancing at all times.
For more information visit redcrossblood.org/missingtypes.