Memorial University Medical Center and the Savannah Community Blood Bank are holding a mobile blood drive at the main entrance to Memorial University Medical Center on Thursday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m
Maintaining adequate blood supplies is not a special event, but rather a daily requirement. As the summer approaches, blood usage increases and donations decrease.
“Memorial University Medical Center is the only trauma center in southeast Georgia, which makes our blood supply needs even greater,” said Lynn Thompson, manager of blood bank and transfusion services at Memorial. “Someone in our community needs blood every eight minutes. Donated blood can mean the difference between life and death for some of our patients.”
Memorial University Medical Center and the Savannah Community Blood Bank hope to acquire 100 pints of blood on April 17. That means approximately 120 people need to donate.
To schedule an appointment, call Kim Gattis at 350-6730.
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.