Hendersonville, N.C. (July 25, 2012) – Park Ridge Health will host a blood drive on Monday, August 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on mobile units in front of the hospital. Anyone in good health is invited to give blood as long as they are at least 17, weigh at least 110 pounds and haven’t donated blood for 56 days.
Appointments are encouraged and can be made be calling 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433).
Blood Facts: Someone needs a blood transfusion every three seconds, and one in 10 patients entering a hospital will require donated blood, according to The Blood Connection. On average, a car accident requires 50 units of blood to treat victims, and an organ transplant requires 40 units of blood. Since donated blood is usable for only 42 days, donors are needed every day to ensure a stable supply.
About Park Ridge Health:
Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later is a beloved piece of our growing community’s health care network, providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge Health partnered with Adventist Health System, joining a family of more than 43 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals across the country. Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region – including state-of-the-art surgery suites, a boutique baby delivery experience and North Carolina’s first 64-slice CT scanner in 2006 – Park Ridge Health provides personalized care throughout the region, offering a network of nearly 80 family and specialty physicians, nationally accredited cancer services, a comprehensive wound care and hyperbaric center and full-service orthopedic care. For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit www.parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433).