MURRAY, Ky. (5/2/13) – Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s Blood Donor Center is in need of all blood types, but especially A-NEGATIVE AND O-NEGATIVE blood, at this time. Area residents are given the opportunity to donate blood by attending one of the upcoming blood drives in the community, or by making an appointment at the Blood Donor Center, which is located on the first floor of the North Tower at Murray Hospital.
The constant supply of blood provided locally to the Center gives the gift of life to many people, and takes less than an hour to complete. MCCH’s Blood Donor Center is one of only two hospital-based donor centers in Kentucky, which means the blood drawn from our community stays in our community.
A blood donor must be at least 18 years of age (or 16-17 with parental consent), be in good health, must weigh at least 110 pounds, and pass the brief physical and health history exams given prior to donation.
The need for blood donors is always needed and always appreciated. To donate, please contact the Blood Donor Center to schedule a time, or visit us this Friday, May 3, at Relay for Life which takes place at Roy Stewart Stadium on Murray State’s campus. The MCCH Blood Donor Center will be set up in the hospital tent located on the North side of the stadium from 6 pm to 10 pm.
If you are interested in hosting a blood drive, or donating blood, please contact the MCCH Blood Donor Center at 270-762-1119.
Information provided by Allison Sloan
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics
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