Chattanooga Heart and Rhythm Center will host a blood drive with nonprofit regional blood center Blood Assurance to see their new cardiology office. The blood drive will take place on Sept. 1 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. At Chattanooga Heart and Rhythm Center, 5243 Little Debbie Parkway, Suite 11 in Ooltewah.
“We are a new cardiology practice that would like to support our local community and would like to encourage everyone to donate blood and come meet our staff,” said Dr. Brian Cooper, M.D., head physician for Chattanooga Heart and Rhythm Center.
Chattanooga Heart and Rhythm Center opened earlier this summer with Dr. Cooper as the head physician. Dr. Cooper has been a practicing cardiologist for 12 years in the Chattanooga area. Services offered include loop or event recorder implantation, implantable cardiac defibrillator evaluation, pacemaker evaluation, and electrophysiology.
“Blood Assurance appreciates the support we have received from Chattanooga Heart and Rhythm Center,” said Patti Wallace, donor recruiter for Blood Assurance. “We encourage the community to come to the blood drive to help save lives and meet Dr. Cooper and the friendly staff at the center.”
All donors will receive the “Give Blood Y’all” game day T-shirt; donors 18 years or older will also be entered into a drawing to win a YETI tailgate prize pack including a cooler and two stadium chairs.
To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 18 years old (16 and 17 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more, and be in good health. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids — avoiding caffeine — and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating.
To schedule an appointment at a donor center or blood drive near you, visit www.bloodassurance.org, call 800-962-0628 or text ‘BAGIVE ‘ to 444999.