Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. That’s why Asbury is on a mission to help save lives by hosting a blood drive on Sunday, July 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. here at Asbury, 6690 Cahaba Valley Road, B’ham.

The community is invited to take part in this special event and donate blood for hospital patients in our neighborhoods and across the nation. The need for blood is constant, but only 3 percent of the U.S. population donates. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can play a critical role in the treatment of accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease.

First time giving? Read more about the different ways you can donate and find out if you’re eligible. Here’s what you should expect before, during or after a donation.