East Morgan County Hospital schedules blood drive
BRUSH, Colo. (Aug. 17, 2011) – East Morgan County Hospital will be holding a blood drive on Aug. 24 at the hospital.
“Donating blood gives back to our community and helps our patients when they need a transfusion,” said Cindy Nestor, Interim Laboratory manager at East Morgan County Hospital. “On average a transfusion for a patient will require two units.”
The North Colorado Medical Center Mobile Blood Bank will be on site in the south parking lot, Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to draw blood. To schedule an appointment call (970) 842-6257, appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcomed.
Good reasons to donate blood:
- More than 50 blood donors are needed daily for trauma, surgery and cancer patients in our community.
- In less than an hour your blood donation can save up to two lives.
- Blood cannot be manufactured. We rely completely on volunteer blood donors.
- Every three seconds someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion.
The units donated will go into inventory and are used for our patients needing transfusions said Nestor. This opportunity is open to the public, new donors are always welcomed.
If you are going to donate blood, please remember to drink plenty of water and eat. All donors need to bring a driver’s license or a photo I.D. with date of birth.
About East Morgan County Hospital
East Morgan County Hospital in Brush, Colo. is licensed by the state of Colorado and certified by Medicare as a 25-bed critical-access hospital. Designated as a Level IV Trauma Center, East Morgan includes a 24-hour emergency department with three trauma bays, two surgery suites, two recovery rooms, six pre and post operative rooms, one endoscopy room, and one outpatient surgery suite. It is part of Banner Health, one of the country’s largest nonprofit hospital systems.