Mercy to Co-sponsor Community Blood Drives in January

January 4, 2013


Donors receive a free T-shirt.

Washington, Mo. –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: 

  • St. Bridget’s Parish and School Winter Blood Drive from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, in the school’s gymnasium. St. Bridget’s School is located at 223 West Union in Pacific
  • Mercy Hospital Washington Co-Worker and Community Blood Drive from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, January 17, in Classrooms A and B in the Mercy Medical Building North, 851 E. Fifth St. in Washington.

Walk-ins are welcome. Donors with appointments will be given their scheduled time. To make an appointment, visit or call 1-866-37DONOR. All presenting donors will receive a free T-shirt. 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. For questions regarding medical eligibility, call 1-866-37DONOR.

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. To host a community blood drive at your school, business, organization or place of worship, call 1-866-37DONOR.       


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