ACH 2009 Blood Drives
<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Alliance Community Hospital will host anAmerican Red Cross Blood Drive every month during 2009. All pre-scheduled drives will be held on the second Thursday of each month, with hours alternating between 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 12 noon to 6 p.m.
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â€œIn 2008, we had a very successful donor year, and we hope to provide even more productive units in 2009!â€ Becky Wilson, blood drive committee member and co-director of the ACH lab, said. â€œWe are committed to our community and our patients. None of us know when one of our loved ones will be in a situation where they are in need of blood or blood products. We want to be able to provide the services they will need.â€
The first 2009 ACH blood drive will be held on Thursday, January 8 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in conference room 1-A of the hospital. Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh no less than 110 pounds and have a valid ID with them at the time of the donation.
â€œWe have been very fortunate to have area businesses and organizations support us though our sponsorship program, either by hosting a drive as a Corporate Sponsor, or by supporting our drives with wonderful give-aways and door prizes under our Business Express Sponsorship,â€ Wilson said.
â€œWe welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about our sponsorship program to contact the Volunteer Department at the hospital by calling 330-596-7822 or 330-596-7821. This is a great way to pair up as a team to support and supply our community.â€
Donors are encouraged to go online at www.givelife.org to establish their own profile, thus enabling them to schedule an appointment to a given drive at their own convenience. The Volunteer Department staff will also be happy to schedule appointments for donors.
More information on either sponsorships or scheduling an appointment can be obtained by calling the above numbers in the Volunteer Department.