As part of its commitment to community service and helping others, Cascade Custom Pharmacy at Brookswood Meadow Plaza in SW Bend is sponsoring a community mobile blood drive.
The blood drive, conducted by the American Red Cross, will take place May 26 from 12-5 p.m.
Every day in the United States, approximately 44,000 pints of blood, or 38,000 blood donations are needed to give a newborn, a child, a mother or a father, a brother or a sister another chance at life. Every donation may help save up to three lives, which means nearly every two seconds someone needs blood.
Eligible donors must be at least 17 years old, (a 16-year old may donate blood with written parental consent); there is no upper age limit for donating blood; have a minimum weight of 115 pounds and have not donated within 56 days. Many health conditions and medications DO NOT prevent someone from donating blood. People taking insulin, blood pressure, thyroid, and cholesterol medications, aspirin, antidepressants, and hormone replacement can still give blood.
Interested participants need to sign-up by simply visiting Cascade Custom Pharmacy, calling 800.RED.CROSS or registering online at www.redcrossblood.org.
Cascade Custom Pharmacy is a locally owned, full service independent pharmacy, specializing in custom compounded medications. The pharmacy also offer conventional prescription services, including immunizations, over-the-counter medications, specialized pet medications, all natural professional grade vitamins and supplements. For more information call 541-389-3671 or visit www.cascadecustomrx.com.