This past Saturday Verber Family Dentistry had 28 donors for Central Pennsylvania’s Blood Bank. Over 41,000 blood donations are needed every day in the United States and one single donation may help up to 3 different people.
Donating blood is a simple and selfless act that can provide incredible benefits to both the donor and those who receive it. The immediate benefits of donating blood include the satisfaction of helping others, reducing stress, feeling energized and experiencing a sense of well-being. On a larger scale, when you donate blood you are helping to save lives. Blood transfusions provide invaluable support for many patients in urgent need of blood products. A blood donor’s contribution has the potential to save up to three lives! Additionally, donating blood helps to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Studies have shown that donating blood every six months can lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke by keeping
In just a few hours the blood drive at Verber donated enough pints of blood to help 51 local patients. Everyone was more than willing to help, whether it was donating a pint or for those who couldn’t donate, feeding the volunteers some delicious treats after they were finished. We’d like to thank the employees, friends and patients here at Verber Family Dentistry for participating in such a great cause.
It’s easy to set up a blood drive, Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank has a link to sign up on their website (www.cpbb.org) for the blood bank bus to show up at a location of your choice, you just need 15 people willing to donate to get them there!