Upcoming ACH Blood Drive Crucial to Blood Emergency
On Thursday, Jan. 25, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />AllianceCommunityHospital will be sponsoring its monthly American Red Cross blood drive, falling in the midst of a critical blood shortage in northeast Ohio, as announced last week by the Red Cross.
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ACH is one of 57 local hospitals that receive blood supplies from the Red Cross for its patients.
The drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in conference room 1-A, located off of the CafÃ© on the first floor of the hospital. This month's corporate sponsor is the Alliance YMCA.
In order to donate, as required by the Red Cross, individuals must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. A photo ID must also be presented at the time of donation. Individuals are eligible to donate every 56 days.
Appointments can be made online at www.givelife.org or by contacting the Volunteer Department at ACH at 330-596-7822 or 330-596-7821.