Owing to an unfortunate mix up in scheduling St. Anselm hosted a very abbreviated Blood Drive for the New York Blood Center on Sunday, December 27th from 2 PM to 5 PM, the Feast of the Holy Family.
Despite the shortened hours nearly a score of our neighbors came to Meletia Hall of St. Anselm Catholic Academy to give the best of all possible gifts during this season when we give and receive to celebrate the birth of Jesus and recall the gifts of the Wise Men. The Gospel of Matthew (2:11) tells us that the Magi presented gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the Christ Child. At St. Anselm’s Meletia Hall, a donation site especially suited for processing “multiple products” from blood donations, donors on December 27th gave the gift of life to their neighbors and to complete strangers. This gift will help many individuals facing surgeries in January and February.
The staff of the N Y Blood Center took medical histories, checked blood pressures, and iron levels as the donors entered. And, while a number of potential donors were excluded for various medical reasons, many were accepted. Members of the St. Anselm Holy Name Society greeted everyone entering the hall and thanked them for coming.
Did you know?
- Blood donation is safe and simple
- Donating blood saves lives
- Blood donations are needed daily
- Donations are good for only 35 – 42 days
- Donors should eat before donating
- Donors should bring a photo ID, or a NY Blood Center Donor Card
To learn more about Blood Donation, or to find out about future New York Blood Center Drives scheduled in our area, go to:
The New York Blood Center
All the best,
The St. Anselm Publicity Committee