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Give Blood to Help Hospitalized Patients

January 14, 2016

One of the best ways you can help a hospitalized patient is to donate blood because one out of every 10 patients entering the hospital will receive a blood transfusion.

Hospitals frequently run short of certain blood types like O negative (the universal donor) and B (a more rare blood type).  If you have either of these blood types, your donation is particularly impactful.

Tomorrow, we are hosting the first of two American Red Cross blood drives and encourage you to make an appointment to give.  Regular donors are encouraged to give, but new donors are always welcome.

WakeMed Cary Hospital
Friday, January 15
10 am to 2:30 pm
Cary Hospital Conference Center
Make an appointment with Cathy Palazzolo at 919-350-2409 or email her at cpalazzolo@wakemed.org

WakeMed Garner Healthplex
Thursday, February 25
9 am to 1:30 pm

To schedule an appointment, go to RedCrossBlood.org and use Sponsor Code “ WakeMed.”