Blood Assurance drive at Stones River a huge success

Courier News Report

Twenty-two donations of blood were given at a Blood Assurance blood drive held by Stones River Hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 1. When each unit of blood is separated into components, the generosity of the staff and community will benefit up to 66 lives in the local area.

Blood Assurance is the official blood provider to the Stones River Hospital in addition to 50 other hospitals and health care facilities in the region. Each day, a minimum of 400 donations are needed to meet the demands of patients in our area.

The next blood drive will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 11:00 - 4:00 and then Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 11:00 - 4:00. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent) and weigh at least 110 pounds. All blood donors will receive a free t-shirt and snack.

Stones River Hospital won't be giving away a television at either of these dates, but we do encourage everyone to come and save lives by donating blood.