The Harvard Square Business Association in partnership with the Sheraton Commander present a Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, June 21, 2018 11:00am - 4:00pm
The Harvard Square Business Association in partnership with the Sheraton Commander
a Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, June 21st, 2018 | 11am – 4pm
The Harvard Square Business Association in partnership with The Sheraton Commander is pleased to announce a Red Cross Blood Drive. The event will be held in the George Washington Ballroom from 11am - 4pm.
Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter ‘Harvard Business’ to schedule an appointment.
Driving to the Sheraton? The Sheraton Commander Parking lot is located next to the hotel at 16 Garden Street. Discounted parking is available at $10 for up to 2 hours for those donating blood. Parking passes will be available at the front desk.
Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.
Three essentials for a good donation experience: Hydrate! Iron! Positive ID!
Begin hydrating 3 days before your donation. Doing so will speed up the donation process, make your veins more accessible and you’ll bounce back faster!
Iron is an essential part of the protein that gives blood its red color and carries oxygen to all the cells (hemoglobin). It is also, part of myoglobin, which stores oxygen in the muscles. Iron is important for energy production! Iron-rich foods include: red meat, fish, poultry or liver, iron-fortified cereals, raisins and prunes. Eating foods that are high in Vitamin C along with iron-rich foods can increase iron’s absorption. For example, drink orange juice along with your iron-rich foods!
Preferred Identification: One of these:
- Donor ID Card
- Student ID
- Driver’s License
Or Two of These:
- Social Security Card
- Birth Certificate
- Library card with donor’s name
- Voter registration card
- Hunting License
- Club or museum membership
- Insurance card
- Payroll stub
- Vehicle registration
- Personal checkbook with name and address.
Individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Donors can generally donate again 56 days after a whole blood donation or 112 days after a double red cell donation.