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Memorial, blood bank to sponsor drive
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Memorial University Medical Center and the Savannah Community Blood Bank are holding a blood drive at the MUMC donor room from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 31. All healthy adults are encouraged to donate.

All collections support in-patients and outpatients.

“Memorial University Medical Center is the only trauma center in southeast Georgia, which makes our blood supply needs even greater,” said Lynne Thompson, manager of blood bank and transfusion services at Memorial Health. “A motor vehicle accident victim can require up to 50 donated blood products in just a couple of hours. Donated blood can mean the difference between life and death for some of our patients.”

MUMC and SCBB hope to acquire 40 pints of blood on Jan. 31. That means 50 people need to donate. To schedule an appointment, call MUMC/SCBB liaison Lesley Wilkes at 350-6730 (office) or 658-0648 (cell).

The Savannah Community Blood Bank is an independent nonprofit community blood center committed to providing a safe and adequate blood supply for the people of Savannah.

Since January 2001, SCBB has been the sole provider of blood products for Memorial University Medical Center.
Savannah Community Blood Bank is a member of the Blood Alliance and America's Blood Centers. Memorial University Medical Center (MHUMC) is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina.