Reminder: Not too late to donate blood today

A reminder from the Quincy Rotary Club, sponsor of our community’s September blood drive—it’s not too late!
Today is the last day of the drive, and even if you don’t have an appointment, you’re welcome to donate a pint of blood as a “walk-in.”
Join us any time between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, corner of Bucks Lake Road and Bellamy Lane adjacent to the hospital.
We want to thank all those who came in yesterday—your donation of both your time and your blood will be appreciated by someone, somewhere.
Donors give blood because they care about “the other guy.” It doesn’t matter that they don’t personally know that other guy, who might be an accident victim, a cancer patient, a premature baby, someone with a disease that requires frequent transfusions to stay alive. Donors realize that they make an enormous difference in the lives of others. Not infrequently, their blood donation actually saves a life.
If you already have an appointment for today’s drive, be sure to get your Fast Track ticket before you come in. This lets you answer the interview questions at home and saves considerable time when you get to the drive.
Go to www.bloodhero.com, click on “Fast Track History” at the top of the home page, then check all four boxes that display on the next page. There’s no need to log into your account. Simply enter your name, date of birth, and gender. The system will know who you are and take you right to the questionnaire. When you’re done, print the QR code or snap a picture of it with your phone and bring it to the drive.
Covid protocols are still in place for this drive, so masks are required, even if donors are vaccinated, and steps will be taken to keep everyone six feet apart.
Be sure to eat a solid meal before donating blood, and don’t forget to bring your photo ID. We need you there!