Charity is the the voluntary giving of help to those in need. Freemasonry works to make the world better, through events, sharing of knowledge, and through charity. No greater act of charity can be seen, then that of donating blood. Giving blood saves lives and improves health. Blood donations are needed for:
1. Women with complications of pregnancy, such as ectopic pregnancies and hemorrhage before, during or after childbirth;
2. Children with severe anemia often resulting from malaria or malnutrition;
3. People with severe trauma following man-made and natural disasters; and many complex medical and surgical procedures and
It is also needed for regular transfusions for people with conditions such as thalassaemia and sickle cell disease and is used to make products such as clotting factors for people with haemophilia.
There is a constant need for regular blood supply because blood can be stored for only a limited time before use. Regular blood donations by a sufficient number of healthy people are needed to ensure that safe blood will be available whenever and wherever it is needed.
Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life. Please join Silver Spring Lodge 215 in giving a life saving gift this year.
So SleevesUp and help us reach our goal. Make and keep an appointment to give blood to the American Red Cross.