On Saturday, Sept. 8, there will be a football-themed Community Blood Drive at Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. Oral Surgeons, Dr. Robert Wood, Dr. Nicholas Coles, and Dr. Negin Saghafi have partnered with United Blood Services Arizona for this blood-drive.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get a chance to win tickets to the University of Arizona football games as a raffle will be hosted at the event! Help save lives and give back to your community. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. need blood and one donation can potentially save up to three lives.
3 Benefits of Donating Blood
United States Blood Services
On Saturday, Sept. 8, there will be a football-themed Community Blood Drive at Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. Just one donation can save three lives.
1. You get a free physical.
Before giving blood, you must get a quick physical to measure your temperature, blood pressure, pulse and hemoglobin levels. After giving blood, a lab takes your blood to do 13 tests for infectious diseases.
2. You will have a balanced iron level
Five grams of iron in the blood is healthy. When you donate a unit of blood, you lose about a quarter of a gram of iron. You regain that iron from the food you eat in the weeks after you donate blood. Having too much iron could affect your blood vessels. Lowering iron may also reduce the risk of a heart attack.
3. The feeling you get knowing you are saving someone’s life.
Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to someone else. It is the gift of life. You become a real-life superhero. It’s a quick, easy way to give back to your community and feel good about yourself!