The winner for the March promotional contest at Blood Assurance is Glenn Spivey of Rome, Georgia. Mr. Spivey won a pair of Beats by Dre headphones and an iTunes gift card. Mr. Spivey is a first time blood donor and works at Suzuki Manufacturing of America.
Blood Assurance serves 47 counties in a five state region, and is the sole provider of blood and blood components for 70 healthcare facilities. Over 440 blood donors are needed every day in order to adequately supply the region served by Blood Assurance with lifesaving blood.
To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health.
The process usually takes about 30 minutes and includes a complimentary snack and t-shirt. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids - avoiding caffeine - and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating.
For more information about donating blood, please call Blood Assurance at 1-800-962-0628 or go to www.BloodAssurance.org.