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Blood Assurance Seeking Donors to Support Veterans

In commemoration of Veterans Day, Blood Assurance will salute our nation’s heroes this Saturday by donating money to The Blood Center of America’s Special Forces Wounded Warrior Fund (SFWWF).

For every blood donor who gives at a mobile blood drive or donor center on Nov. 11, Blood Assurance will donate $5 to the SFWWF. The SFWWF raises money and awareness for those who serve in the U.S. Special Forces and have been injured in battle or fallen ill.

“Help a hero by being a hero this Saturday,” said J.B. Gaskins, CEO of Blood Assurance and a 30-year Army veteran. “I know what this initiative means to our courageous wounded warriors. It’s a very easy way for community members to rally around and give back to the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.”

Blood Assurance has set a goal of at least 300 donors this Saturday.

“We certainly hope to see more donors than that,” said Gaskins. “The money will help cover costs for veterans and their families just in time for the holiday season.”

Schedule an appointment or find a donor center or mobile drive, visit www.bloodassurance.org/veteran2023, call 800-962-0628, or text ‘BAGIVE’ to 999777.

To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more, and be in good health. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids — avoiding caffeine — and eat a meal rich in iron before donating.

 

About Blood Assurance
Blood Assurance is a nonprofit, full-service regional blood center serving more than 70 healthcare facilities in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and Kentucky. Founded in 1972 as a joint effort of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, the Chattanooga Area Hospital Council, and the Chattanooga Jaycees, the mission of Blood Assurance is to provide a safe and adequate supply of blood and blood components to every area patient in need.