Give Blood and Pack your Bags!
When you donate blood with Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB), you could be packing your bags! All presenting donors in December will be automatically entered to win a vacation experience for two. Choose between a San Diego La Costa resort & spa, Las Vegas showstopper, Boston Brewery Tour or the Ultimate Pro Sports Fan Getaway. Learn more at NCBB.ORG/TRAVEL.
The demand for blood is constant, especially during holidays when blood donations usually drop due to schools being out of session, families taking vacations and donors missing regular appointments. NCBB needs more than 1,000 donors to step up each week to meet the needs of local hospitals. In fact, nearly 100% of the blood donated with NCBB is transfused to patients in Nebraska hospitals.
Blood donors of all types, especially type O, are urgently needed to step up and replenish the dangerously low blood supply. You may be eligible to donate blood if you are:
· In good health
· 17 years or older—16 with written parental consent
· Free of antibiotics for 24 hours, unless taken for preventative reasons
· Symptom-free for at least 72 hours following a cold or flu
It’s the blood in hospitals today that helps during a tragedy or accident tomorrow. While walk-in donors are always welcome, we encourage donors to make appointments in advance. Visit NCBB.ORG or call 1-877-486-9414 to find your nearest community blood drive or donor center, or to make an appointment.