December blood drive set for Friday at local hospital

Feb. 12, 2013 @ 06:51 PM



Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., in the hospital classroom.

The hospital is encouraging donors to make appointments. However, walk-ins will be accepted during the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Donors need to be at least 17 years old (although 16-year-olds may now donate with parental permission), in good general health on the day of the drive and weigh at least 110 pounds.

The hospital urges all eligible donors to give blood at this time. Donors should eat well and stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water in the days leading up to donation. Donors must present identification to give blood.

Call Lee Anne Peoples at (252) 436-1116 or email her at to schedule an appointment time.

All presenting donors this month will be have their names entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card that can be used at a home improvement store.