Your blood donation saves lives.
St. Faustina Catholic Church Clermont began bi-monthly blood drives on June 19, 2019, and sponsors this life-giving ministry on the last Sunday of the month in January, March, May, July, September, and November 2023.
St. Faustina parishioners and visitors have contributed 375 pints of blood while saving over 1,125 lives as each donation has the ability to help up to three patients in need. Our drive has met its OneBlood-assigned goal in all but one drive and has surpassed 25 donors three times with our record being 33 pints contributed.
OneBlood usually sends two buses to our parking lot to help ensure that each donation takes no more than one-half hour of your time. Besides your ability to help those with medical needs, you will receive a wellness check-up which includes: a COVID-19 antibody test, blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse, and cholesterol screening. OneBlood also offers a special gift or gifts for each drive.
Who can donate blood?
If you are on medication(s), don’t worry as the trained professionals on the bus will let you know if it is safe to donate.
Students have the power to save lives as well as their 16th birthday allows them to donate with the permission of a parent or guardian.
How do I donate blood?
You will have opportunity to make an appointment on the Big Red Bus through a reservation link that is posted on the parish home page, on our Facebook page, and in our bulletin, two weeks prior to every drive. However, you can also wait till the last-minute to donate as walk-ups are more than welcome and appreciated. In fact, more donors decide to “walk-up” the day of the drive as opposed to making an appointment.
Thank you for donating blood.
To those who have supported this important outreach ministry, we say “thank you” and invite you to keep giving. For those who would like the opportunity to save up to three lives, just step aboard the Big Red Bus the next time it is in our parking lot.