Elizabethtown Community Hospital to Host Blood Drive This Month

ECH is partnering with The Adirondack Regional Blood Center, a program of the University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) to host one of 14 blood drives being held this month.  Potential donors are invited to visit Elizabethtown Community Hospital at 75 Park Street in Elizabethtown on Thursday, January 18 from 1-4pm. 

Julie Tromblee, RN, Chief Nursing Officer for Elizabethtown Community Hospital said, “Blood donation saves lives so events like this are crucial to the health of our community.  Donations to the Regional Blood Donor Center stay local, so people can be confident in that they really are helping care for family, friends and neighbors.”

To donate blood, potential donors must be at least 17 years-old (16 years-old with written parental/guardian consent), in generally good health and weigh at least 110 pounds. A screening questionnaire addressing personal medical, social and travel history must be completed prior to donating.  A donor card or another form of identification is also required. Donors must wait 56 days between donations.

Blood collected by the Adirondack Regional Blood Center stays in the North Country, helping hundreds of people in this region. Its success rests on the generosity of donors and sponsors.

Learn more about the Adirondack Regional Blood Center, giving blood and becoming a blood drive sponsor call 518-562-7406 or go to UVMHealth.org/GiveBlood