Do you know your blood type? Would you like to?
What’s your type? Your blood type, to be specific. The folks at Blood Assurance would love to know. In order for you and them to find out, they’re hosting “typing days” where you can go to get tested for free to see what your blood type is.
The majority of Chattanooga’s population doesn’t know their blood type. This is why Blood Assurance wants to reach out into the community to not only educate people on their blood type, but also encourage them to donate and share the various benefits of donating blood.
You can now join Blood Assurance’s beloved mascot, Hero, on his pursuit for the perfect donor, or better yet, become a donor yourself. All types are needed, especially O negative because of its many uses and also its rarity.
But don’t worry, if needles send shivers down your spine, you are not required to donate. In addition to donations, one of Blood Assurance’s major goals is to educate people on the reasons blood donation is so crucial as well as the benefits of their donations.
The launch will be at City Hall on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and blood typing will take place at various locations in Chattanooga through the end of March. The public can get their blood typed for free at City Hall, Bradley County Fire & Rescue, and EXPO Chattanooga. It is relatively painless and takes less than five minutes.
For questions, concerns, and schedules call (423) 702-1385 or visit bloodassurance.org.