Friday, June 5, 2009

Fallen Officer Blood Drive- Tuesday June 9th

Tuesday June 9, 2009 at the South Bend Police Department (701 W Sample) we will once again have the Indiana Fallen Officers Blood Drive.

The hours of the blood drive will be from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday June 9th. This is being held to show support for our fallen officers, who gave their lives in the line of duty.

Please come out and take some time to donate blood and help us honor our fallen officers' memory, and show your support for the SBPD!

Some requirements and information is as follows :

Whole Blood Donor Qualification Information

Whole Blood Donor
Qualifications . Must be at least 17 years of age or 16 years of age with signed parental consent.
. Must weigh at least 110 pounds.
. Must wait 56 days between donations.
. Must be in good general health.
. Must be symptom free for 72 hours after a cold or influenza.
. Must not have any open cuts.
. First time donors need a photo ID.
. Must not be pregnant
. Must wait 24 hours after dental cleaning and 72 hours after tooth extractions/root canal
Medications Most people taking medications, even prescription medications (including treatment of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol), are accepted as blood donors. During the donor interview, the medications will be checked in the Medical Criteria Manual to ensure the safety of the donor's and recipient's health.
Immunizations 1-year wait: hepatitis B immune globulin (given for exposure to hepatitis).
4-week wait: chickenpox, German measles (rubella), typhoid oral vaccine.
2-week wait: measles (rubeola), mumps, oral polio, yellow fever.
8-week wait: smallpox. Recombivax for hepatitis B(preventative)
Okay: most toxoids, killed vaccines and influenza.

Deferral 1 year: Anyone who has taken anti-malarial drugs or had malaria, or traveled to a malarial risk area.
Anyone who has received blood or plasma or has had certain major surgeries.
Anyone who has had a tattoo, body and ear piercing or accidental needlestick.
Anyone who has had rabies shots, syphilis, or has had sexual contact with those in a high-risk group for AIDS.
3 years: Lived in risk area or had malaria.

Deferral Infectious hepatitis, AIDS, leukemia, lymphoma, chronic kidney disease, family history of Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (CJD), anyone who has spent time in UK that adds up to 3 months between 1980 and 1996 and anyone who has spent time in Europe that adds up to 5 years since 1980, dura mater transplant, or anyone testing positive to a hepatitis or HIV test, or is a member of a high risk group for AIDS. Cancer and heart disease must be evaluated by the screener.

REMINDERS: You need to eat a meal before donating blood.
You should refrain from strenuous activity for 24 hours after donating blood.


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

FOP magnet fundraiser

From the SBPD FOP 36: Here is a photo of the new 'thin blue line' magnetic / decal sticker that is currently being sold by the South Bend Police - F.O.P. #36 Honor Guard. These magnets which sell for $5.00 each, measure 3 1/2" x 7 1/2" and are of excellent quality.

These magnets will be available for sale in the South Bend Police Department Records Section (between 8am-11PM) at the South Bend Police station main lobby, or may also be purchased at Policeman's Credit Union (1130 S. Main Street).

All proceeds will go to the South Bend Police - F.O.P. #36 Honor Guard.

These magnets will be promoted by radio station B-100 as well. Should anyone question you as to where to obtain a magnet, please direct them to either the Records Section or Policeman's Credit Union. These will only be available for a limited time, and while quantities last!

Show your local police support!

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