• Date/time: September 7th, 2:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Venue: Urban League Sickle Cell Location
  • Phone: 513-451-0910
  • Address: 3770 Reading Road

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month and 101.1 the WIZ is inviting you to join us Tuesday September 7, 10am- 4pm for our Annual Radio One Hoxworth Blood Drive. Hosted at the Urban League Sickle Cell Awareness location at 3770 Reading Road, Hoxworth Blood Center, the Sickle Cell Awareness Group, and Radio One have partnered to bring awareness to Sickle Cell disease and to help our community understand the need for more minority blood donors.

Join the WIZ Crew live at 10am and donate to help a child or adult who need transfusions and who live daily with Sickle Cell disease. Make an appointment now for Tuesday, September 7, 10am – 2pm by calling 451-0910. You may also visit http://www.hoxworth.org/GROUPS/RADIO1/ for more information.

 

How to Donate:

Donating blood is safe and easy. You must be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed parental consent) and in good health. You must weigh at least 110 pounds and bring identification to donate. It is recommended that donors eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within four hours before donating.

Fast Facts About Minority Donations

One in 12 African-Americans carries the trait for Sickle Cell Disease.

-One in 652 African-Americans have sickle cell anemia.

-African-American sickle cell patients who frequently need blood transfusions are less likely to have adverse reactions when receiving blood donated from other African-Americans.

-Silent strokes, which frequently go unrecognized are the most devastating complications associated with Sickle Cell Disease.

-Of the five percent of eligible Americans who donate blood nationally, less than one percent are African-American.

-Increasing minority donations is important because blood types O and B– (the types of about 70% of African-Americans) are the blood types most in demand. Those types are usually the first to run out during a blood shortage.

-Some African-American patients have rare blood types and patients with these rare blood types must depend on other African-Americans to supply life saving blood.

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