Blood Drives Scheduled in March

March 13, 2012

Mercy Hospital Washington works with area schools, churches, businesses and other organizations to collect life-saving blood products from generous donors. Donations provide life support for Mercy patients. Upcoming events include: 

  • The Mercy Hospital WashingtonCo-Worker and Community Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 22,in Classrooms A & B on the main level of the Mercy Medical Building, 851 E. Fifth St. in Washington. Walk-ins are welcome, appointments are preferred. For an appointment, visit
  • St. John the Baptist GildehausChurch Spring Blood Drive will be heldfrom 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the church’s Gymnasium at 5579 Gildehaus Road in Villa Ridge.

Donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with permission from a parent or legal guardian. They must be at least 110 pounds and in good health. All donors should allow eight weeks between donations. All presenting donors will receive a free T-shirt.

Mercy Blood Donor Services is the only mobile, hospital-based, blood collection center in the state of Missouri. Being mobile means bringing services to peoples’ places of business, worship or school. The service allows the hospital to collect life-saving blood supplies from the community, for the community at a portion of the cost. For information regarding medical eligibility, or if you would like to host a community blood drive at your school, business, organization or place of worship, call 1-866-37DONOR.       

Mercy is the eighth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 31 hospitals, more than 200 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,500 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. For more about Mercy, visit

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