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Blood supply remains low in NE Colorado

 

BRUSH, Colo. (March 7, 2012) – The blood supply for East Morgan County Hospital and Banner Health in northeastern Colorado is extremely volatile.

Currently, there has been a high demand for all blood types, causing type A- to be in short supply. All blood types are needed at this time. To address this need East Morgan County Hospital is holding a blood drive on March 29. Anyone can be a donor. 

In less than an hour your blood donation can save up to two lives. Because blood cannot be manufactured, donors are needed to increase the blood bank’s inventory.

The North Colorado Medical Center Mobile Blood Bank will be on site in the south parking lot, Thursday, March 29 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.

“Donating blood gives back to our community and helps our patients when a transfusion is needed,” said Nestor.  This opportunity is open to the public, new donors are always welcomed.  

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

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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