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Why Should I Donate Blood?

September 10th, 2019

Donating blood may not be on your to-do list, but there are many great reasons to donate blood. By donating blood, you can help someone's life, even across the world! You may have noticed that your social media timelines, television screens, and phone news notifications were filled with news of Hurricane Dorian, the destructive Category 5 hurricane affecting the Bahamas, Southeastern United States, and Atlantic Canada recently. Blood donations are invaluable, especially during natural disasters when many people are in need. Not to mention, the selfless act of donating blood can help save 3 lives. People in hospitals, accidents, or with certain medical conditions, for instance, can benefit from blood donations.
Plus, the good thing is that it's a very easy process! There are some requirements needed before the blood donation can be given, such as you must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and feeling well, and be over the age of 16.
Individuals with Type O blood are known as universal donors, and people with all blood types can receive this blood donation. But, interestingly enough, you are benefiting from the blood donation just like the person recieving the donation. Donating blood helps improve your cardiovascular health, lowers your risk of cancer, allows the production of new blood cells, and you can receive a free health screening.
Don't worry, donating blood is not harmful to your body. After about a day your body replaces the lost fluids. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids and eat a healthy meal before donating blood.

Our caring team at the Wellesley Dental Group is happily co-hosting a community blood donation drive with the American Red Cross and the Wellesley Community Center this month of September! Check out the details:

  • Date: Wednesday September 18th, 2019
  • Time: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm.
  • Location Wellesley Community Center
    219 Washington Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482.

For more information and to register for the blood drive, you can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or register online here. We hope to see you there!

Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group if you have any thoughts or concerns; they will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com to set up an appointment.

Your little ones and teens are welcome to visit our pediatric dentist, Dr. Derek, and Dr. Emad is happy to help with your TMJ and orthodontic needs. For wisdom teeth extractions or any other oral surgery needs, Dr. Stephens would love to help, and our gum-specialist Dr. Singh can help with your gum-related concerns.

References:

https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/blood-donation-process/donation-process-overview.html

https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/blood-donation/about/pac-20385144

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Save a Life: Join Us for the Wellesley Dental Group Blood Drive

September 10th, 2018

 

Our WDG team is excited to announce that we will be co-hosting a community blood donation drive with the American Red Cross and the Wellesley Community Center on Wednesday September 26th, 2018 from 1:00 pm-6:00 pm. The blood drive will be located at the Wellesley Community Center (219 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482).

According to the American Red Cross, each two seconds that passes by someone in the United States is depending on a lifesaving blood donation. However, it has been found that less than 38% of people in the U.S. meets the requirements to donate their blood. At our upcoming blood drive we are aiming to help thousands of people in need. The American Red Cross notes that even 1 donation can save up to 3 lives.

We invite you to attend and are looking forward to seeing you there! The caring team at Wellesley Dental Group will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com. Be sure to also follow us on Facebook , Twitter, and LinkedIn.

For more information and to register for the blood drive, you can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)  or register online at tiny.cc/WDGdonateblood. Please bring picture identification, and remember to eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of fluids before donating.

Spread a Smile: Donate to the Walker Wishes Holiday Toy Drive!

December 10th, 2014

The holidays are a great time to share joy and give back to others! During this season of giving, even the smallest gift can make all the difference to children and their families. As you celebrate with your family, help us make this season special for children!

The Wellesley Dental Group is very excited to announce our participation with the Walker Wishes Holiday Toy Drive. The Walker Wishes Holiday Toy Drive is an opportunity for individuals to help make the lives of little ones even more special. By donating toys in support of this event, we are able to brighten the community and make a positive difference. We are a drop off location for Walker. From now until December 16th, donate toys to our office any time during our regular office hours! Drop off unwrapped toys between the ages of 3 and 14.

Walker School is located in Needham, Massachusetts and serves to provide intensive programs for youth experiencing emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges. Their mission is to positively impact the lives of children by cultivating hope and skills that can last a lifetime. Our very own Dr. Femina Ali serves on the Walker Advancement Team.

You can also purchase holiday cards to send to children. There are two different styles with information about Walker on the back of each card. The proceeds will benefit the youth Walker serves.

Smiles are so very important! Help invest in a child's happiness this holiday season. All donations are appreciated. Every donation can help put a smile on a little one!

Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group if you have any thoughts or concerns; they will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com to set up an appointment and consultation.

Your little ones and teens are welcome to visit our pediatric dentist Dr. Kim or Dr.PradhanDr. Emad is happy to help with your orthodontic needs. For wisdom teeth extractions or any other oral surgery needs Dr. Ghazi would be more than willing to help.

References:

http://walkerschool.org

http://www.walkercares.org/walkerwishes/

http://www.prweb.com/releases/WalkerWisher/HolidayToyDrive/prweb12314414.htm

 

WHJWC Phone Book

June 21st, 2012

It's that time of year again! The Wellesley Hills Junior Women's Club (WHJWC) has released their 44th annual phone book. This year, for the first time, they will be delivered in the mail to make sure they arrive on schedule.

The proceeds from advertisements in the phone book go to various charities, organizations, and scholarships. It's a perfect way to give back while maintaining a strong business presence in the local community.

Our very own Dr. Femina Ali is a Junior and is one of the phone book chairs. She sees firsthand how the phone book is beneficial for the advertiser as well as the community.

Visit the WHJWC website to learn more about the Juniors or to advertise in the phone book!

Cradles to Crayons

March 16th, 2012

When it comes to having a truly inspiring vision, Cradles to Crayons is a shining example. They hope "one day every child will have the essentials they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn and valued."

Cradles to Crayons is a charity dedicated to providing children in homeless and low-income situations with clothing, school supplies, toys, and much more.

Wellesley Dental Group is a drop off location for anyone who wishes to make a donation to this wonderful organization. Visit their website to learn more.

Bright Smiles for Life - Japan Fundraiser

March 25th, 2011

During the week of April 11th through 14th, Drs. Ali and Ali invite one and all to join in the efforts to aid earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan and the Pacific during their Bright Smiles for Life fundraiser. Everyone scheduled for a Custom Home Whitening service throughout this week will receive a special price of $299 and 100% of the purchase will be donated to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.

To date, over 450,000 evacuees are living in shelters across Japan and every day that number grows, with more than 17,000 people still unaccounted for. As survivors cope with cold, illness, fuel shortages, and personal loss, continued contributions to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake Relief Fund allow the Red Cross to continue to provide lifesaving access to doctors, nurse counselors, medicines, warmth, and - most important of all - a tiny ray of hope.

Together we can make a difference.

Please contact us at smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com or 781-237-9071 make your Bright Smile for Life appointment today.

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