RMH Calls For Blood Donors

Press Release -- July 6th, 2010

Rockingham Memorial Hospital sent out a statement Tuesday morning announcing that blood donors are needed throughout the summer months.

The need for blood donors is great in the summer, when regular donors may be on vacation and accidents and elective surgeries often increase, according to Jane Armstrong, coordinator of the RMH Blood Donor Center.

“Actually, the need for donors never decreases,” Armstrong explains. “There’s an ongoing need to draw donors daily. All year round, our patients rely on us to supply the blood
they need.”

Although the hospital recently moved to its new location at 2010 Health Campus Drive, the RMH Blood Center, operated by Virginia Blood Services, remains in the same location—on the third floor of the RMH Grace Street building (formerly the RMH Outpatient Center). Hours of operation are:

• Monday-Wednesday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
• Thursday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Through the RMH Blood Center, Virginia Blood Services supplies virtually all the blood products used by patients at RMH, including those undergoing chemotherapy.

Donors can schedule an appointment by calling the RMH Blood Donor Center at 433-4298 or 800-543-2201, ext. 4298. Walk-ins are accepted as time and space allow.

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