Blood drive at St. Remy’s Hall


RUSSIA – St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia will host a community blood drive Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in St. Remy’s Hall, 101 Remy St.

It comes during the final weeks of the “Get on Board – Give Blood Summer Blood Drive.” Donors must register to donate by Aug. 28 to be included in the drawing to win a deluxe Hawaii vacation for two.

Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Catch the Wave – Donate Blood” plastic water bottle. Everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Get on Board – Give Blood” summer blood drive drawing to win an all-expense-paid Hawaii vacation for two. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

The grand prize includes air travel and deluxe accommodations for eight nights at two island locations. All taxes, fees and meals are included. The vacation package also includes pre-paid activities and sight-seeing excursions, plus all ground transportation.

REACH magazine is the media sponsor and The Flowerman is the fresh flower sponsor. Eligible donors can enter the drawing a second time when they register for a second donation during the blood drive period. Official rules are available at

Anyone who registers to donate now through Saturday, Aug. 29 at any CBC Donor Center and most CBC mobile blood drives will receive the “Catch the Wave – Donate Blood” plastic water bottle. It’s a BPA free, mason jar-design with an orange screw top and sipping straw and the “Catch the Wave” slogan in blue with the CBC blood drop logo.

Maintaining the blood supply can be challenging during the summer months due to vacation travel and other changes in schedules. If you have to miss an appointment, CBC encourages you to reschedule when you are able. We especially encourage the continued support of type O-negative whole blood donors and type A/B platelet and plasma donors.


This article was submitted by the Community Blood Center.

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