2013-09-03 / Front Page

Endeavor Communications Will Host Community Blood Drive September 4

You can save a life, or possibly four, on your lunch hour. Endeavor Communications has partnered with Indiana Blood Center (IBC) to host a community blood drive on Wednesday, September 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2 South West Street in Cloverdale.

Indiana Blood Center’s supply is running low. They are calling on Hoosiers to help boost blood supply to meet the needs of hospitals all around the state.

To meet the demand of more than 60 hospitals, IBC must see 550 donors every day. All blood types are needed, especially Onegative, which is the universal blood type that any patient can receive.

The entire process will take less than one hour and will give you the opportunity to be part of the life-saving network in our community. Visit www.DonorPoint.org to schedule an appointment for a time that is convenient for you. For more information about the blood donation process visit www.indianablood.org.

Donating blood is safe and easy. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed parental consent) and in good health. Individuals must weigh at least 110 pounds and bring identification to donate. It is recommended that donors eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within four hours before donating.

Indiana Blood Center was founded in 1952 and is a non-profit community service organization meeting patient’s blood needs at over 60 hospitals across Indiana, delivering more than 550 units of blood each day. These blood needs are met with the help of the nearly 4,000 organizations who host blood drives in 80 of Indiana’s 92 counties and through the dedication of more than 400 Indiana Blood Center staff who live the daily mission of delivering a constant, stable supply of blood components to patients in Indiana hospitals. Indiana Blood Center is the largest independent blood center in Indiana and among the top 20 nationally, distributing more than 150,000 blood components each year.

Endeavor Communications, founded in 1950 as a telephone provider to small towns and rural areas, is a cooperative, meaning it is owned by its members. Endeavor currently provides telephone service, internet, digital television, security systems, and IT services to approximately 10,000 active customers who use over 10,000 access lines in parts of Putnam, Owen, Hendricks, Morgan, Tipton, Hamilton, Parke, and Clay counties. In 2007, the company became Clay County Rural Telephone Cooperative doing business as Endeavor Communications.

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