Kane County Blood Drive Saves Lives
Kane County employees and community members rolled up their sleeves during a February 9 blood drive held in the lobby of the Kane County Sheriff's Office in St. Charles. Every donation of blood received during the event has the potential impact of saving three lives.
The Kane County Sheriff's Office Blood Drive collected 33 units of blood. Twenty-eight donors registered for the event and seven made double red donations which counted as 14 units of blood.
According to the American Red Cross, a “power red" donation allows you to safely donate two units of red blood cells during a single donation. Power Red is similar to a whole blood donation, except a special machine is used to allow you to safely donate two units of red blood cells while returning your plasma and platelets to you.
To learn if you are eligible for a “power red" donation, visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/types-of-blood-donations/power-red-donation.html.
The Kane County Sheriff's Office thanks all who donated – especially the first time donors.