Nassawadox, VA – An American Red Cross blood drive will be held at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in the 6th floor Boardroom on Wednesday, December 16 from 11a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Apheresis machines will be available for double red donors.
The American Red Cross is currently experiencing a critical shortage of blood because of cancelled donation drives due to recent inclement weather.
Donors of all blood types are welcome.
Blood donation requirements include a minimum weight of 110 pounds and minimum age of 17. A 16-year old may donate blood with written parental consent. There is no upper age limit for donating blood.
Many health conditions and medications do NOT prevent someone from donating blood. People taking insulin, blood pressure, thyroid, and cholesterol medications, aspirin, antidepressants, and hormone replacement can give blood.
Donors are encouraged to eat a meal prior to giving blood and drink plenty of water.
No appointment is necessary, but having one will speed the process. Make an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code SMHosp. Donors should bring a valid photo ID.
For more information, go to www.redcrossblood.org or call 757-414-8050.