Rutherford Regional Health System hosts blood connection drive on Wednesday, May 28

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Rutherford Regional Health System will host a blood drive on Wednesday, May 28 in the Medical Center’s Norris-Biggs Classroom from noon to 6 p.m.
Donors will receive a T-shirt and the choice of a coupon for the RRHS Auxiliary’s $5 jewelry sale (June 18-20) or a $5 meal coupon to the RRHS Break Away Café.  A free meal will be provided after the donation.
Donors can call Suzanne Holtzclaw at 828-286-5338 to schedule an appointment or simply walk in between noon and 6  p.m.  Donors are greatly needed; please help Rutherford Regional Health System reach its goal of 50 productive pints.
Why is it important to donate?  Every two seconds someone is in need of a blood transfusion and 1 in 10 patients who will enter into a hospital will need blood.
To prepare for the daily needs of hospitals including emergencies, over 500 people need to donate blood every day.
Blood is only good for 42 days after it is taken; therefore donors are needed every day to ensure a stable blood supply.
It takes on average 50 units of blood to help save the lives of those in automobile accidents, and on average six units of blood and six units of platelets to help those who have heart surgery.
For a successful donation individuals can get a good night’s sleep, drink an extra 16 ounces of water before the donation, and eat a healthy meal before the donation.

– article submitted
by Taylor Wilson

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox