Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary hosts blood drive February 10.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (February 2, 2011)—Severe winter weather throughout much of the United States has caused the cancellation of more than 14,000 blood and platelet donations since January 1. The Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary is responding with an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, February 10, from noon to 5 p.m. Life-saving blood donors should report to the hospital, on the third floor of Building 1279 in Conference Room C.
Because blood has a limited shelf life, the need for blood is constant. Donating blood is a simple process that helps to save more than five million people in need of blood transfusions each year in the United States. Blood is needed every two seconds for emergency medical situations and is often needed for the treatment of accident victims, cancer patients, hemophiliacs and surgery patients.
All blood types are needed, but type O negative donors can make the difference between an adequate blood supply and a shortage.
Donors must be 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors must not have given blood in the last 56 days. Call the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary office at 770-719-7098 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome; however appointments will be honored first.