People have held blood drives and given blood since community service became an American value. It’s only natural that The American Legion – with community service as one of its pillars – be heavily involved in blood donation efforts.
The American Legion Blood Donor Program has existed officially since 1942 to help that cause. Each year – especially since 9/11 – Legionnaires have donated in spades, and departments have coordinated efforts at the post level.
Post 233 held their first blood drive on 03/15/2005 and through 2/9/23 we have held 69 drives collecting 3089 units of blood. With up to three deaths potentially prevented with each unit of blood, there have been up to 7113 deaths potentially prevented from donations at our blood drives.
Check the calendar for blood drive dates, we hope to see you there!
Can’t make it to one of our drive dates? No problem, if you donate at another drive or at one of the convenient Red Cross donor centers, just let us know and we can still count that donation as having come from a member of our post.