Gale Toyota Charity Blood Drive Enfield CT
At Gale Toyota, we strive to be more than just a leading Toyota dealership in the Connecticut and Massachusetts area. It is our goal to be so much more than that, to be a valuable member of the community and give back to many of the individuals and families in the area who make our job possible. In an effort to benefit the Enfield-area community, we are hosting the Gale Toyota Charity Blood Drive in Enfield, CT and sponsoring the Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile. Maintaining a constant supply of blood can be struggle for many healthcare institutions, so we want to do our part to help donate blood and save lives.
The Gale Toyota Charity Blood Drive will take place on August 10, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. right here at Gale Toyota, located at 50 Palomba Dr. in Enfield. As an added bonus to the satisfaction you will receive from helping save a life, you will receive a free ticket to The Big E — New England’s greatest state fair. With games, rides, live performances by country artist Brett Eldredge and DJ Paris Hilton (yes that Paris Hilton), you don’t want to miss out and all you need to do to get a free ticket is donate a little blood.
We need donors of all blood types, so stop out and climb aboard the Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile and donate on August 10. The importance of donating blood is often understated, especially in the summer months when fewer people are donating blood and more people are outside and potentially getting hurt. At Baystate Medical Center alone, more than 6,500 patients receive more than 22,000 transfusions annually and with a limited shelf life, we are always in need of more blood donations. A primary example of the need for blood is that an individual in a car accident with severe injuries may require up to 50 units of blood and that statistic hits very close to home for us as members of the automotive industry.
What Do You Need to Do to Donate Blood at Gale Toyota?
- Give yourself a minimum of 56 days in between blood donations.
- Do NOT fast before donating blood.
- Eat a normal, healthy meal the day of your donation.
- You MUST be 17 years of age or older.
- Be in general good health and weigh more than 110 pounds.
- Have a photo ID with you when you donate.
- Schedule an appointment by contacting Mark Marschall at Gale Toyota by calling 860-741-3761 (walk-ins are welcome to fill a schedule opening, but not guaranteed)
Stop down at the Gale Toyota Charity Blood Drive in Enfield, CT on August 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and donate blood to help save lives. As mentioned above, we recommend you call ahead and schedule an appointment, but we will do our best to fit walk-ins into the schedule as well. While you wait for your appointment, there is plenty for you to do right here at the dealership, including taking a new Toyota for a test drive or getting your oil changed in the Gale Toyota Service Department. Take a look at our inventory of new Toyota models right here, find one that fits your lifestyle and take it for a test drive!