Mary Rutan Hospital will help boost the blood supply on Thanksgiving Eve by hosting a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Everyone who registers to donate will receive the knit blood donor winter scarf.
Thanksgiving begins the holiday season, a challenging time of year for maintaining the blood supply at area hospitals. If you must miss an appointment to donate, reschedule as soon as you can.
Many CBC community blood drives now include the opportunity to donate platelets and plasma, which are critical for the treatment of cancer, trauma, transplant, and burn patients. Donors with blood types A, AB, or B positive are in high demand. Find out more at www.givingblood.org or talk to an apheresis specialist at (937)461-3220.
Make an appointment online at www.donortime.com or call (937) 461-3220.