Silverdale Baptist Church Hosts Honor Drive Wednesday

Friday, September 29, 2017
A blood drive in honor of Craig Carter will be held Wednesday
A blood drive in honor of Craig Carter will be held Wednesday

Silverdale Baptist Church will host a blood drive with nonprofit regional blood center Blood Assurance on Wednesday in honor of Craig Carter who is battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The blood drive will take place from 2-7 p.m. at the church, 7236 Bonny Oaks Dr. 

“Craig Carter is an inspiration to all of us, and this blood drive is a very special one,” said Jay Baumgardner, executive director of marketing and community relations for Blood Assurance. “Craig has donated more than six gallons of blood, and now he is challenging the community to donate blood on Wednesday. We are grateful to Silverdale Baptist Church for partnering with Craig and with Blood Assurance to raise awareness of ALS in order to help save lives.”  

The honor drive is in connection with the ALS Association Tennessee Chapter. Community members can make a financial contribution to ALS research by texting ‘GIVE’ to 615-933-2230 or by visiting http://webtn.alsa.org

All donors will receive October a glow-in-the-dark “One Cool Donor” T-shirt; donors 18 years or older will be entered into a drawing to win a $250 Walmart gift card. Those who donate through Nov. 25 can choose to receive either the monthly T-shirt or “I BLEED” themed socks to represent their favorite football team.  

To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 18 years old (16 and 17 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids — avoiding caffeine — and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating. To schedule an appointment at a donor center or blood drive near you, please visit www.bloodassurance.org, call 800-962-0628 or text ‘BAGIVE ‘ to 444999. 



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