Church blood drive July 5


Members of Sunbury United Methodist Church will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 5.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: SunburyUMC.

Walk-ins are welcome, organizers say, althrough the wait time might be a bit longer without an appointment.

Sunbury United Methodist Church is at 100 W. Cherry St.

The top 10 reasons for donating blood are:

1. Donating blood saves lives.

2. It’s a good way to give back to your community.

3. The act of giving is selfless.

4. You receive a free mini-physical.

5. Every two seconds someone needs blood.

6. The blood supply needs constant replenishment.

7. One pint can help up to three people.

8. Most people are eligible to donate blood.

9. There is no substitute for human blood.

10. You will have someone’s undying gratitude.