Monday, July 2, 2012
On July 5th, Trident Health will host two blood drives for the community. Blood donations are down in the first five months of 2012 compared to the same time last year. The American Red Cross has an urgent need for types O negative, O positive, B negative and A negative blood donations. All blood types are encouraged to donate.
Summer and holidays present unique challenges to ensuring an adequate blood supply with vacations and activities filling donors’ schedules. “Patients can’t take a summer break from needing blood. That blood can only come from our generous volunteers,” said Christy Joyner, medical technologist with Trident Health.
To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-733-2767 or schedule your appointment online: www.redcrossblood.org and enter tridentmed as the sponsor. Walk-ins are welcome but donors with appointments will be taken first.
· Thursday, July 5, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Bloodmobile located at Trident Medical Center front entrance
· Thursday, July 5, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Summerville Medical Center, Community Classroom
Trident Health is an HCA health system comprised of two acute care hospitals – Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center – as well as Moncks Corner Medical Center. The Joint Commission recently named Trident Health to their list of the nation’s top hospitals for quality and safety. In 2011, Trident Health provided almost $45 million in charity and uncompensated care and contributed $38 million in taxes. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Trident Health is committed to providing quality health services along with wellness information and opportunities to the communities it serves. For more information about Trident Health, please visit our website at www.tridenthealthsystem.com or call 843.797.7000.
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