Every single day 43,000 units of blood are needed for cancer patients, accident victims, premature babies and others throughout North America. The only reason doctors, nurses and medics have blood available to help people in need is because someone, somewhere, walked into a blood drive and donated.
Over a year ago, the Beacon community became acutely aware of the importance of reliable access to blood for those who need it, and collected 126 units of blood, which was one of the largest efforts ever in Beacon. This year Beacon is doubling down and will collect 200 units of blood. Two Hundred Units of Love, a blood drive and bone marrow registration drive — will take place from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 850 Wolcott Ave., Beacon. Visit beaconhebrewalliance.org for more information.