Blood drive at Rutherford Regional

Jan. 22, 2013 @ 07:30 AM

Rutherford Regional Health System will host a blood drive with The Blood Connection on Wednesday, January 30, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Norris Biggs Classroom at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.

Rutherford Regional began using The Blood Connection for its blood supply in November 2012.

Eligible donors will receive a T-shirt and their choice of either a $5 meal ticket for the hospital’s Break Away Café or a $5 gift certificate to the Rutherford Regional Auxiliary’s $5 jewelry sale in February. Lunch will also be served to eligible donors.

To be eligible to donate blood, a person must be in good health and generally must be at least 16 years of age. Minimum weight requirement is at least 110 pounds. All donors must pass the physical and health history examinations given prior to donation. Whole blood can be donated once every eight weeks (56 days).

Donors may make appointments two weeks prior to the blood drive by calling 286-5338.

Other upcoming blood drives with The Blood Connection at Rutherford Regional are May 29, Aug. 7, Oct. 9 and Dec. 11.