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Blood supply critically low in NE Colorado

 

BRUSH, Colo. (Jan. 11, 2012) – There is a critical need for blood in northeastern Colorado. Anyone can be a donor. O- and O+ type blood are in demand with no supply available, all blood types are also needed. To address this East Morgan County Hospital is holding a blood drive on Jan. 19.

Blood cannot be manufactured. We rely completely on volunteer blood donors. In less than an hour ,your blood donation can save up to two lives.

The North Colorado Medical Center Mobile Blood Bank will be on site in the south parking lot, Thursday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to draw blood. To schedule an appointment, call 842-6257, appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcomed.

“The donated units will go into inventory and are used for our patients needing transfusions,” said Cindy Nestor, EMCH laboratory manager. “On average, one patient transfusion requires two units.”

“Donating blood gives back to our community and helps our patients when they need a transfusion,” 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.

For more information about the blood drive contact EMCH lab at 970-842-6257.  

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.

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