The American Red Cross is asking that summer revelers set aside one hour of fun to donate blood, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 15-17, in the Francis X. Knott Conference Center of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Every participant will receive a meal coupon, parking pass and special gift from the Medical Center. More important, participants will take pride in knowing they saved up to three lives!

You can make twice the difference by scheduling a double red cell blood donation. During a double red cell donation, a machine separates the red blood cells from other blood components and returns the remaining components back to the donor. By doing this, the machine is able to double the amount of red cells it would normally collect in a standard blood donation. Donors are actually donating two units of blood, instead of one, and saving twice the number of lives!

For more information or to schedule a life-saving donation, call 410-550-0289.