The Blood Assurance blood drive held Monday at Cherokee Medical Center proved to be yet another in a series of successful donor events at the facility – with 27 units collected among which were eight first time donors.
Cherokee Medical Center has consistently drawn a significant turnout each time that Blood Assurance conducts a drive at the hospital.
In a follow up letter to CMC, Blood Assurance Donor Recruiter Felicia Christopher said “The efforts of Cherokee Medical Center have always been greatly appreciated and their support of the community blood program will go a long way toward replenishing blood supplies and ultimately saving lives. In addition, we very much appreciate your efforts during this crucial time. Thank you for your contribution and on-going support of this important community program. I look forward to working with you again…”
Monday’s drive was conducted in honor of 20 year old Morgan Bone of Sand Rock who tested positive for Type B flu that damaged her lungs and caused respiratory distress. She is currently at UAB hospital on ECMO support.
A Facebook page, “Prayers for Morgan” has been set up, which contains daily reports on her condition.
Blood Assurance has a number of drives coming up in and around Cherokee County during the month of May – we urge you to take a look at the list and choose a location near you and donate; remember it only takes a few minutes to give the gift of life.
BLOOD ASSURANCE BLOOD DRIVES FOR THE MONTH OF MAY
02 Collinsville High School / 8:00am – 2:30pm
02 Ider High School / 8:00am – 2:30pm
03 Walmart/Scottsboro / 12:00 noon – 5:00pm
07 Valley Joist / 11:00am – 3:00pm
08 North Sand Mountain School / 8:30am – 3:00pm
17 IWG / 7:00 – 11:00am and 2:00 – 5:30pm (EST)
21 Harbin Automotive / 9:00 – 10:30
21 Cloverdale RNC / 12:30 – 2:30pm
22 Ider Town Hall / 1:00 – 4:00pm
23 Uncle Lars Outpost / 12:00 noon – 1:45pm (EST)
23 Trenton First Baptist / 3:15 – 7:30pm (EST)
24 Builder’s Supply/Ft Payne / 11:30am – 4:00pm
25 First State Bank/Rainsville / 9:00am – 2:00pm
29 Highlands Medical Center / 10:00am – 3:00pm
30 Gill Ind / 8:45am – 1:45pm (EST)
31 Centre Fire Department at Walmart / 9:00am – 2:00pm
31 ABC Plus Pharmacy / 11:00am – 4:00pm
Also June 1st – Walmart/Ft Payne / 11:30am – 5:00pm
To provide a safe and adequate supply of blood and blood components, in a cost effective manner, to every area patient in need.
Blood Assurance is a nonprofit, full-service regional blood center serving 51 counties with more than 76 healthcare facilities in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Virginia. More than 540 volunteer blood donors are needed every day in order to adequately supply these hospitals. Founded in 1972 as a joint effort of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, the Chattanooga Area Hospital Council and the Chattanooga Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce), the mission of Blood Assurance is to provide a safe and adequate supply of blood and blood components in a cost effective manner to every area patient in need.
Currently, there are 16 locations and 13 bloodmobiles to collect lifesaving blood products used by area patients. Blood Assurance is a member of the American Association of Blood Banks, the Tennessee Association of Blood Banks, the Tennessee Hospital Association, Blood Centers of America, the Georgia Department of Community Health, the Tennessee Department of Health, and the Chattanooga Area Hospital Council.
Blood Assurance is licensed by the Tennessee Department of Public Health, the Georgia Department of Human Resources and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
For additional licensure and regulatory information for our facilities, view our licenses or contact Quality Assurance at (423) 756-0966.
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