Start a lifesaving habit by giving blood with the American Red Cross
(January 2, 2015) —The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to start a lifesaving habit by becoming a regular blood donor this year, starting with National Blood Donor Month in January.
January is a challenging time for blood donations. Inclement weather can result in blood drive cancellations, and cold and flu season may cause some donors to be unable to make or keep blood donation appointments. National Blood Donor Month, celebrated in January since 1970, raises awareness of the need for blood during the winter and throughout the year, while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need.
Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative. Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be transfused to patients with any blood type. Types A and B negative can be transfused to Rh positive or negative patients.
To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
1/26/2015: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Manchester Recreation Complex, 557 N. Woodland Street
1/25/2015: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 200 2nd Avenue NW
1/16/2015: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 65 Mechanic St. N
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
SCV CAMP 72 January 27, 2015 MEETING
Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Cheatham Camp 72 will have their first dinner meeting of 2015 at 6:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 27, 2014 at the Oak Restaurant in Manchester. The meeting will start at 7:00 P.M.
For program information and the most up to date info, please check our web site at http://www.tennessee-scv.org/camp72/.
Program will be a description of the two mills at and near the Old Stone Fort State Park, and the function of the mills during the War for Southern Independence.
Josh Wagner, Old Stone Fort Park Superintendent, will be the speaker.
Meetings are open to the general public and all War Between the States buffs have a special invitation for the program.
Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all males 12 years of age and above who had an ancestor that served honorably in the Confederate Armed Forces or the Confederate Congress and can prove kinship either lineal or collaterally. Help is available to anyone interested in finding and proving kinship.
Adjutant, M/G B F Cheatham Camp 72
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Saturday, February 28 8:00 a.m. End-o’th’-Month Hike Join Ranger Park at the Grundy Forest Parking Lot for a difficult 10 mile hike to Raven’s Point and back. This is an incredibly beautiful but difficult hike so please bring plenty of water and food to fully enjoy the numerous waterfalls, cliffs, caves, and creeks. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather, for more information contact Park Greer at 931-924-2980.
Saturday, January 31 1:00 p.m. Stone Door Hike Meet Ranger Aaron at the Stone Door parking lot for an easy 2 mile hike to see the beautiful Stone Door overlook. This hike is a great introduction to South Cumberland State Park. The Great Stone Door is one of the most stunning overlooks in the state and provides views across all of the Savage Gulf State Natural Area. Wear sturdy shoes, bring a bottle of water, and don’t forget your camera.