ACH to hold community blood drive
Alliance Community Hospital will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in conference room 1-A.
Donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent), weigh no less than 110 pounds and be able to provide a photo ID or their Red Cross donor card. Donors are encouraged to drink additional fluids at least 24 hours prior to the drive. It is also very important to have eaten a meal before donating.
Once a donor is registered, they move to the history portion of the process and from that station they move into the drawing room, where it takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to make the collection. Donors are then asked to stop at the canteen to begin the process of replenishing their body's needs.
To schedule an appointment for the blood drive, donors can go online at www.redcrossblood.org or call the volunteer office at the hospital at 330-596-7822 or 330-596-7821.