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Wellmont to hold blood drives at area organizations

Staff Report • Jan 8, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Wellmont Health System’s Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations in the coming days:

Monday, Jan. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Lowe’s, West Stone Drive, Kingsport

Monday, Jan. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., East Tennessee State University, Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, Johnson City

Monday, Jan. 14, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Sullivan County Justice Center, Blountville

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 8:30-11 a.m., Charter Communications, Kingsport

Tuesday, Jan. 15, noon-4 p.m., Bank of Tennessee, Wallace Alley Street, Kingsport

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Johnson City Medical Center, Tennessee Room, Johnson City

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 4-7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Bristol

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 4-8 p.m., First Baptist Church, Gate City, Va.

Thursday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Morgan McClure Chevrolet GMC, Castlewood, Va.

Thursday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce, Kingsport

Thursday, Jan. 17, 1-4 p.m., Ridgecrest Manor, Duffield, Va.

Thursday, Jan. 17, 3-6 p.m., Food City, St. Paul, Va.

Friday, Jan. 18, 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m., Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport

Saturday, Jan. 19, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Black Wolf Harley-Davidson, Bristol, Va.

As many as three lives may be saved each time a person donates blood – and an individual’s blood donation to Marsh Regional stays local to help people in this region. Marsh Regional supplies blood to 22 healthcare facilities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Donors with O-negative blood types are particularly welcome, as their blood can be used for any patient.

Even though the holidays have ended, blood is always needed. Make a resolution to donate blood and save local lives.

To donate blood, individuals must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. People with a cold, sore throat, fever, flu or fever blisters or who are taking antibiotics may not donate. Donors should eat a balanced meal before giving blood.

For more information about scheduling a blood drive at a local business, church, school or community organization, please call 423-224-5888 or visit www.marshblood.com.

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