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WMC responds to Red Cross shortage with blood drive

Williamson Medical Center will host a Red Cross blood drive Friday, Jan. 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the medical center’s main floor meeting rooms. 
 
In the aftermath of the massive winter storm that swept across the country last week, approximately 280 blood drives in 25 states were cancelled resulting in a shortfall of nearly 8,400 blood and platelet donations since Jan. 2. 
 
Severe winter weather in Middle Tennessee and Kentucky forced the cancellation of approximately 20 Red Cross blood drives, resulting in about 650 fewer than expected blood donations over the past 30 days.
 
Platelet donors, as well as blood donors with the most in-demand blood types — O positive and negative, A negative and B negative — are urgently needed to give blood in the days and weeks ahead to offset the shortfall.
 
Friday’s blood drive will be held in meeting rooms A, B, and C on the main floor of our Franklin campus. Appointments are preferred, however walk-ins will be accepted. To make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code “wmed” or call Maryscott Klecka at 615-435-5350.

Posted on: 1/16/2014

 
 

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