CMH blood drive set for Oct. 10


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WILMINGTON — CMH Regional Health System will host its monthly community blood drive Wednesday, Oct. 10 from noon to 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs conference room next to the cafeteria, 610 West Main St.

Everyone who registers to donate can choose from Community Blood Center’s fall colors of t-shirts from earlier campaigns. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

The CMH Regional Health blood drive takes place every second Wednesday of the month from 12 noon to 6:30 p.m. It also continues to include apheresis for platelet and plasma donations. Donors can park in the visitors’ parking lot and enter through the main entrance on the lower level. Welcome desk volunteers can direct you to the upstairs conference room.

CBC is expanding the opportunity to donate platelets and plasma at select community blood drives. Platelets are blood cells that help control bleeding. Plasma is the fluid component that helps maintain blood pressure. Both are vital to the treatment of cancer, organ transplant, burn, and trauma patients. New platelet donors are in high demand, especially those with blood types A, AB, or B-positive.

Find out more at www.GivingBlood.org or talk to an apheresis specialist at 937-461-3220.

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