|Blood Assurance Begins Supplying Maury Regional Medical Center|
Blood Assurance, the non-profit regional blood center, became an additional supplier of blood and blood components to Maury Regional Medical Center and its affiliates Marshall Medical Center and Wayne Medical Center on May 26, 2014. Maury Regional Medical Center currently needs approximately 375 units of red cells per month.
Blood Assurance serves 47 counties in a 5 state region, including Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, and is the sole provider of blood and blood components for over 70 healthcare facilities. More than 440 blood donors are needed every day in order to adequately supply the region served by Blood Assurance with lifesaving blood. Whole blood donors can give every 56 days.
To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. The process usually takes about 30 minutes and includes a complimentary snack and t-shirt. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids - avoiding caffeine - and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating.
Maury Regional Medical Center will host its first Blood Assurance blood and marrow drive on Thursday, August 14 from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST in the Auxiliary Conference Room. You can schedule your appointment to donate at www.BloodAssurance.org/MauryBloodDrive.
If you would like to schedule a blood drive, contact Libby Phillips at 423-752-5908. For more information about donating blood, please call Blood Assurance at 1-800-962-0628 or go to www.BloodAssurance.org.