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Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Blood Run

The Mountain Shadow Riders have been busy putting together a Blood Run. Taunya, one of our members has been working to get this project off the ground. I think it’s a fantastic idea!

The idea was proposed at the February chapter meeting and the members voted on the doing it as a project, thus setting the Blood Run into motion. The date is set for August 12, which is the Saturday before the Women in Motorcycling Conference and the Cripple Creek Rally.

As you are aware, the majority of accidents involving a motorcycle rider results in some type of injury. Having available blood can be a critical factor. As motorcycle riders, we pride ourselves in being a giving community; that is evident by the staggering amount of time and money given for the various causes we stand for. So why not give blood?

The state of Colorado does not allow for banking for a specific cause; the blood would be available to the general public on an as need basis. Blood also has a short shelf life. However, if giving blood makes a difference in ANYONE’S life, then why not contribute? Also note, Memorial Hospital is one of the TOP TEN busiest trauma centers in the United States (thanks Jeanne for the tidbit of into), so they can always use the blood.

The details of the run are still being ironed out, but we have a date and a location. The date is August 12, 2006, and the gracious folks of the Memorial Hospital IT department have graciously offered the use of their cafeteria as our facility. The drive will not be at the main hospital, but at the IT facility. I will have the time frame available shortly and will post it as soon as the information is available to me.

Please come out and support us! It is a very important cause and one that you won’t have to open your wallet for. The summer months are critical times for accidents and the blood supply is strained since the number of accidents increases and the donation levels decrease (because everyone is out doing things). This is another opportunity to do a wonderful community service!

Keep the Shiny Side Up!

~The Rainbow Wahine

1 comment:

Biker Betty said...

I had missed the February meeting, but that's a great idea. I will help where I can. I'm not allowed to give blood anymore, since I lived 3 years in England not long ago. I found this out when I got back. It's because of their Mad Cow Disease.

Be Safe,