Public Blood Drives Available June 9-15

Friday, June 6, 2014

Several Blood Assurance blood drives are available the week of June 9–15. These drives are open for anyone who would like to volunteer to donate blood.

June 9             

McKay's Bookstore, Chattanooga

Cherokee Medical Center,  Centre, Al.


June 10            

Cumberland Container, Monterey, Tn.

 

June 11            

NCI Manufacturing Incorporated, Scottsboro, Al.

Cedar Valley Nursing & Rehab, Cedartown, Ga.

Cedar Springs Health & Rehab, Cedartown, Ga.

Lowe's Home Improvement, Cookeville, Tn.

Kroger, Tullahoma, Tn.  



June 12            

Chatuge Regional Hospital, Hiawassee, Ga.

 Murray Medical Center, Chatsworth, Ga.


June 13                

Chattooga Farm Bureau, Summerville, Ga.

Oak View Nursing Home, Summerville, Ga.

Crown Health Care,  Fort Payne, Al.

The Rush Fitness Complex, Cleveland, Tn.

Foodland, Fort Payne, Al.

Coffee County Administrative Plaza, Manchester, Tn.

TitleMax, McMinnville, Tn.

 

June 14            

La Fayette Church of Christ, La Fayette, Ga.


To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. The process usually takes about 30 minutes and includes a complimentary snack and t-shirt. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids - avoiding caffeine - and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating.

All blood types are needed. For more information about donating blood, blood center locations or drives, please call Blood Assurance at 1-800-962-0628 or go to www.BloodAssurance.org.






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