The Veterans Of Foreign Wars helps people all over the country with donations, taking care of veterans, helping students with scholarships and much more. Now, the VFW in Great Bend is adding something new to the mix to help more people in Kansas and to help save lives.
VFW Post 3111 will be hosting its first blood drive at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the post, located at 504 Washington St. in Great Bend. Everyone is welcome to come out and help the VFW save lives.
“We are very excited to be hosting our first blood drive here at the VFW,” Post Commander Laforrest Bodine said. “We really hope we have a good turn out and we are able to help as many people as we can.”
The VFW will serve snacks and drinks at no charge for the people who give blood and there are plenty of places to sit to rest after making donations.
There will also be members of the post and the auxiliary to assist people with any questions they may have. For more information about the blood drive contact the VFW at 620-792-2754
Eligibility questions and answers to give blood
According to the American Red Cross, the following are eligibility questions commonly asked by people considering blood donation. There are restrictions on age, allergies and health conditions.
Additional eligibility criteria are further explained in the eligibility section of redcrossblood.org, and some state laws may apply.
A person with an eligibility question should contact the American Red Cross Donor and Client Support Center at 1-866-236-3276.
It is important to remember that these are examples and final donor suitability is determined at the collection site on the day of donation using standards in place at that time.