Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Piedmont Fayette Hospital Hosts Blood Drive June 12

Summertime is the perfect time to donate blood!

Piedmont Fayette Hospital's Auxiliary will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, June 12, from noon until 5 p.m. It will be held in Building 1279, just west of the main hospital, at 1279 Highway 54 West, on the third floor, Conference Room C.

Eligible donors must be healthy, 17 years of age or older and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors may give blood every 56 days, or six times a year. Donating blood is a simple process that saves more than 4 million American lives each year, according to the American Red Cross. Blood is needed every three seconds in the United States for emergency medical situations. Blood is always needed for the treatment of accident victims, cancer patients, hemophiliacs and surgery patients.

Please call the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary office at (770) 719‑7098 for more information or to schedule your appointment. Walk‑ins are welcome; however appointments will be honored first.