Rutherford Regional to host blood drive with The Blood Connection

Published 9:34 am Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Rutherford Regional Health System will host a blood drive with The Blood Connection on Wednesday, May 29, from noon to 6 p.m. in the Norris Biggs Classroom at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.

Eligible donors will receive a T-shirt and their choice of either a $5 meal ticket for the hospital’s Break Away Café or a $5 gift certificate to the Rutherford Regional Auxiliary’s $5 jewelry sale in June. Lunch will also be served to eligible donors.

To be eligible to donate blood, a person must be in good health and generally must be at least 16 years of age. Minimum weight requirement is at least 110 pounds. All donors must pass the physical and health history examinations given prior to donation. Whole blood can be donated once every eight weeks (56 days).

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Donors may make appointments two weeks prior to the blood drive by calling 828-286-5338. Other upcoming blood drives with The Blood Connection at Rutherford Regional are Aug. 7, Oct. 9 and Dec. 11.

– article submitted by Allison Flynn