Blood drive at RMH

RMH, in conjunction with Virginia Blood Services, will host a public blood drive on Tuesday from noon-5 p.m. in the Blood Mobile outside the RMH Heart and Vascular Entrance.

Each donor will receive a free T-shirt and will be entered in a drawing to win a WiFi 3G iPad.

Each year, donations dip during the holidays as people become preoccupied with festivities,” said Terry Atwater of Virginia Blood Services. “In addition, higher numbers of people experience flu and viruses that prevent them from donating. At the same time, the need for donors increases. We are very much in need of all blood types.”

Through the RMH Blood Center, Virginia Blood Services supplies virtually all the blood products used by patients at RMH, including those undergoing chemotherapy.

To be considered eligible to donate, you must be over 17 (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health with no serious illnesses and have not donated blood within the last eight weeks.

Walk-ins are welcome. Call RMH Healthsource at 540.433.4580 to register for a specific time.


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