RMH to host summer blood drive

RMH, in conjunction with Virginia Blood Services, will host a public blood drive Aug. 18, 3-8 p.m., and Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., in Conference Rooms 2-3 on the Lower Level of the hospital.

Guests may park in Lot A and enter through the main hospital entrance.

“Summer is a particularly important time for blood donations,” said Terry Atwater of Virginia Blood Services. “More adults and students are on the go in the summertime, so they are not donating blood on a regular schedule. You can help save lives by making a blood donation.”

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.

Registered donors have preference. Call RMH Healthsource at 433-4580 to register for a specific time.

Walk-ins are welcome, and will be taken after registered donors.

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