(St. Petersburg, FL. February 21, 2014) Randy Bragg never imagined he would have a heart transplant, much less two! During his death-defying ordeal, he used multiple units of blood given by blood donors he doesn’t even know. Blood donation is very important for heart transplant patients. See Randy’s story by clicking HERE.
February is American Heart Month and calls attention to the fact that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. It can be preventable and controllable. Since all blood donors receive a free blood pressure check and cholesterol screening, one altruistic way to lead a healthy heart lifestyle is by regularly giving blood.
All blood donors during February will receive an “Am I Your Type?” T-shirt and a wellness checkup which includes blood pressure, temperature, iron count and a cholesterol screening. To find out where you can share your power to make a difference in your life and the lives of others by donating blood please visit oneblood.org.
There are eight different blood types and each one holds a unique power to save lives. OneBlood’s Target Your Type program gives donors the ability to learn the power of their blood type and how to donate the specific components of their blood that are most needed by area hospitals. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type click HERE.