Aspen Valley Hospital blood drive Sept. 27 |

Aspen Valley Hospital blood drive Sept. 27

Staff report

Aspen Valley Hospital is seeking donors for a community blood drive set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the hospital parking lot.

Giving a pint of blood takes 30 to 40 minutes, and no appointment is necessary. Donors must bring photo ID, be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health (no infections or colds).

It is recommended that donors drink plenty of fluids the day before and eat a normal meal four to six hours prior to donating. Donors of all blood types are needed.

The blood drive is held in conjunction with St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center. In the event of inclement weather, St. Mary’s may cancel the drive.

For more information or to confirm that the drive is taking place, call the Donor Center at St. Mary’s Hospital at 970-244-2555.

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