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Mitzvah Day

Sunday, January 28th • 9:00am – 12:00pm
The Kol Ami Social Action/Social Justice Committee and the Rafi Schwartz Religious School present
Mitzvah Day! All ages are welcome and activities will include:

Preparing meals and hygiene kits for our homeless neighbors
Advocating for social justice 
Being a blood donor — blood donor registration information: There are 5 to 6 time slots per your chosen appointment time. ARUP will schedule and confirm directly with you. Please arrive to the blood drive at your chosen appointment time. (Register to be a blood donor / general blood donor qualifications)
And other important mitzvot!

Please note that this event will be in place of regular religious school classes. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate as a family. Make sure to RSVP below!


Help Us Climb Mitzvah Mountain—Donations Needed!
Please grab a tag from the display in the West Foyer, purchase the items, and drop them off in the bins on or before January 21st. Your purchased items will help people in need throughout Salt Lake City.

Items needed include toothpaste, razors, gallon-sized ziplock bags, sandwich bags, diapers (sizes 2–5), baby wipes, diaper cream, small bottles of shampoo and conditioner, granola bars, paper lunch bags, large jars of peanut butter and jelly, and clementines.


It's a Mitzvah to Save a Life! Be a Blood Donor!
It is vital that our local blood banks maintain a consistent blood supply. On any given day there may be shortages of any particular blood type. It can take 72 hours after a blood drive for blood to be ready for patient use. To help maintain a consistent blood supply we need at least 32 donors to make this Mitzvah Day blood drive a success. Please invite friends and family to register to be a blood donor! The blood drive will be held in the South Multi-Purpose Room.

Great News! If you were disqualified from donating blood in the past, you could likely be an eligible donor now. ARUP has updated and modernized its donor qualifications, including higher blood pressure range, and LGBTQ guidelines, among many others. For more details, see the qualifications below or contact robertfox@aruplab.com.

Registration information: There are 5 to 6 time slots per your chosen appointment time. ARUP will schedule and confirm directly with you. Please arrive to the blood drive at your chosen appointment time.
Register to be a blood donor

RSVP to Participate on Mitzvah Day!

Contact Information

Attendee Information

Person 1 Information
Those ages 16+ are eligible to donate blood on Mitzvah Day! Please register to be a blood donor here. Children ages 16 and 17 must fill out the parental permission form.


Person 2 Information
Those ages 16+ are eligible to donate blood on Mitzvah Day! Please register to be a blood donor here. Children ages 16 and 17 must fill out the parental permission form.


Person 3 Information
Those ages 16+ are eligible to donate blood on Mitzvah Day! Please register to be a blood donor here. Children ages 16 and 17 must fill out the parental permission form.


Person 4 Information
Those ages 16+ are eligible to donate blood on Mitzvah Day! Please register to be a blood donor here. Children ages 16 and 17 must fill out the parental permission form.


Person 5 Information
Those ages 16+ are eligible to donate blood on Mitzvah Day! Please register to be a blood donor here. Children ages 16 and 17 must fill out the parental permission form.


General Blood Donor Qualifications

  • Great News! If you were disqualified from donating blood in the past, you could likely be an eligible donor now. ARUP has updated and modernized its donor qualifications, including higher blood pressure range, and LGBTQ guidelines, among many others. See the below qualifications or contact robertfox@aruplab.com.
  • You should feel rested and well the day of donation. Eat a healthy, well-balanced meal and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating.
  • Donors must be 16 years of age or older. Parental permission required for 16- and 17-year-olds. Download the parental permission form.
  • You must weigh at least 110 pounds to donate.
  • Bring a photo ID that contains your legal name and birth date.
  • Eligibility for donating whole blood is 56 days (8 weeks).
  • It’s OK to donate blood while taking many common medications, such as: antihistamines, anti-depressants, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and antacids.
     

Deferrals protect both the donor and the blood recipients. DO NOT DONATE BLOOD IF YOU:

  • Have a cold or flu symptoms or don’t feel well the day of donation.
  • Have taken oral antibiotics in the past 7 days (acne antibiotics are OK).
  • Have had hepatitis after the age of 11.
  • Have received a blood transfusion within the past 12 months.
  • Have had a tattoo, body piercing, acupuncture, accidental needle stick, or have come in contact with someone else’s blood in the past 3 months.
  • Have had malaria or traveled to a malaria-risk area in the past 3 months. For questions about areas you have traveled to please contact Rob Fox at ARUP Blood Services at robert.fox@aruplab.com.
  • Are pregnant.
  • Have been treated for syphilis or gonorrhea in the past 12 months.
  • Have ever used a needle to inject nonprescription drugs, including steroids.
  • Have or are risk for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
  • DO NOT DONATE BLOOD if you are taking any medication containing Aspirin. For all other questions about medication deferrals please email Rob Fox at ARUP Blood Services at robert.fox@aruplab.com.  
     

Please contact Rob Fox at ARUP Blood Services at robert.fox@aruplab.com with any questions about blood donor qualifications.  

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