Newton Medical Center hosts community blood drive
Newton Medical Center will host a blood drive in LifeSouth’s Blood Mobile on Thursday, July 17 from noon until 6 p.m. Each donor will receive a LifeSouth T-shirt and snacks. All blood types are needed.
With the slogan, “Do Something Amazing, Give Blood,” LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is a community blood supplier for local hospitals in Florida, Georgia and Alabama, including Newton Medical Center. Each year, nearly five million Americans need a blood transfusion. To meet that responsibility, LifeSouth collects 300,000 blood donations a year. That’s 836 donors a day. With 31 donor centers, 39 bloodmobiles and over 1,000 blood drives a month, the LifeSouth team is committed to making sure the blood is there when you or your family member is in need.
Newton Medical Center is proud to work with LifeSouth to coordinate the community Blood Drive.
LifeSouth does a great job getting people in and out quickly when giving blood. “Currently we have a big need for blood, please donate,” said Laboratory Manager Debbie Tuten.
Each donation saves three lives and every donor will receive free snacks, a cholesterol screening and a LifeSouth T-shirt. Donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 year olds may donate with written parental permission), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in general good health. Remember to bring a photo ID and prior to your donation, drink extra caffeine-free fluids, eat a good meal and get plenty of sleep the night before. Also, refrain from intense exercise or heavy lifting after giving blood.
Newton Medical Center’s blood drive is open to the entire community. Anyone wishing to donate blood is recommended to call ahead and schedule a time, while walk-ins will be welcomed the day of the Blood Drive. To schedule your appointment, please call Human Resources at 770-385-4363.