AdventHealth Gordon is hosting a blood drive organized by Blood Assurance on Wednesday, Dec. 22 from 7 am to 7 pm. The Bloodmobile will be parked in front of Resource Building 3 on AdventHealth Gordon’s campus.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, every two seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion. In health care settings in our community and across the country, donated blood is a potentially life-saving and essential part of caring for patients. One donation can save up to three lives.
To donate, there are some physical health requirements such as:
- Having a normal iron level (a low iron level may mean it’s unsafe for you to donate)
- Having a temperature, blood pressure and pulse within a healthy range
- Weighing 110 pounds or more
- Being at least 16 years old
To schedule an appointment, visit BloodAssurance.org/Gordon or call 800-962-0628. All donors will receive an “Adventure Awaits” t-shirt, and donors who give twice in 2021 are entered to win a side-by-side. Be sure to eat a good meal, drink additional water and avoid energy drinks before your appointment.
Choose the health content that’s right for you, and get it delivered right in your inbox.
The AdventHealth Georgia Market recently named Jake Hager as its new foundation director for AdventHealth Gordon, AdventHealth Murray and AdventHealth Redmond.
The AdventHealth Gordon Foundation is offering scholarships to a select group of nursing and allied health students.
Throughout the month of February, AdventHealth Gordon offered free blood pressure clinics and heart health seminars across Gordon County.