DeKalb Community Hospital and Family Medical Center in Smithville, Tennessee will be hosting blood drives on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Family Medical Center is located at 302 North Congress Boulevard and will have the bloodmobile available from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. DeKalb Community Hospital is located at 520 West Main Street and will have the bloodmobile there from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Blood Assurance is a regional non-profit blood center that supplies 70 healthcare facilities, including DeKalb Community Hospital. Over 440 blood donors are needed every day. Currently, donors of all types are urged to come in, especially donors with O negative type blood.
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. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids - avoiding caffeine - and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating. All donors will receive an “I Bleed” style t shirt and visitors can register for their chance to win a 40” flat screen TV.
To schedule a blood drive, contact donor recruiter Lori Love at 931-239-9411. For more information about donating blood, please call Blood Assurance at 1-800-962-0628 or go to www.BloodAssurance.org.