Press releaseFrom Park Ridge Health
Hendersonville, N.C. (October 23, 2012) – Park Ridge Health will host a blood drive on Friday, November 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on mobile units near the Emergency Department entrance. All employees and community members in good health are invited to give as long as they are at least 17, weigh at least 110 pounds and haven’t donated blood for 56 days. Everyone who gives will receive a free t-shirt and two movie tickets!
Appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433).
Blood Donation 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. Close to 350 people need to donate blood every day to meet the daily needs of area hospitals and be prepared for emergencies.
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 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 dedicated network of more than 100 primary care and specialty physicians and providers, nationally awarded cancer services, full-service orthopedic care and the only accredited hyperbaric medicine facility in Western North Carolina. 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).