North Country Regional Blood Donor Center Announces April Drives
PLATTSBURGH, NY (04/4/2018) – The North Country Regional Blood Donor Center (NCRBDC) will conducted several community drives scheduled in April thanks to community-minded sponsors. Here is the upcoming schedule:
- Monday, April 9, Beekmantown Fire Department, 4 to 7 p.m.
- Monday, April 9, Willsboro Fire Department, 3 to 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 10, Plattsburgh High School, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 11 North Country Community College, Malone Campus, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Thursday, April 12, Chateaugay High School, 1 to 5 p.m.
- Monday April 16, Bloomingdale Fire Department, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 17, Malone Callfiremen Department, 3 to 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 18, St. Lawrence County Human Services Center, Canton, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Thursday, April 19, Black Brook Town Hall, 3 to 7 p.m.
- Friday, April 20, Clinton County Government Center, 8:30 am. to 12:30 p.m.
- Monday, April 23, Adirondack Medical Center, Redfield Room, Noon to 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 24, Bangor Fire Department, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 25, Mountain Lake Services, Keeseville, Noon to 4 p.m.
- Thursday, April 26, Northeastern Central Clinton Central School, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 27, CV TEC, Plattsburgh, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Monday, April 30, West Chazy Fire Department, 4 to 7 p.m.
- Monday, April 30, Essex Fire Department, co-sponsored by the Masonic Lodge, 4 to 7 p.m.
Donors can give at a blood drive open to the public or at the Blood Donor Center located in the CVPH Health Plaza, 85 Plaza Blvd. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the Plattsburgh Family Health construction project at the Plaza, access to the Donor Center will be from the South Entrance (closest to State Route 3/I-87). Wayfinding signs have been installed and volunteers will be available to assist patients. To get updates on construction and parking, go the hospital’s website, UVMHealth.org/CVPHConstruction.
Blood collected by the NCRBDC stays in the North Country, helping hundreds of people in this region at hospitals in Plattsburgh, Elizabethtown, Malone, Massena, Saranac Lake and Glens Falls. The NCRBDC depends on donors and sponsors to maintain an adequate supply of blood and blood products for the region. The generosity and dedication of both groups is the key to the success of the program.
To be eligible to donate blood, a person must be in good health and at least 17 years of age. The minimum weight requirement is 110 lbs. All donors must pass a physical and health history exam conducted at the drive prior to donation. A valid ID is required. Whole blood can be donated once every eight weeks (56 days).
The Blood Donor Center welcomes walk-ins. Apheresis donors, however, are encouraged to make an appointment by calling (518) 562-7406. Apheresis (red blood cell donation) can occur every 16 weeks. More information about sponsoring a drive and a complete listing of upcoming community drives can be found at UVMHealth.org/CVPH.
About Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
The University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital is a private, not-for profit hospital and a subsidiary of Community Providers Inc., (CPI). Established in 1967 with the merger of Champlain Valley and Physicians hospitals, CVPH joined Fletcher Allen Partners in 2012, which in 2014, became The University of Vermont Health Network. Together with its partners, Alice Hyde Medical Center, Central Vermont Medical Center, Elizabethtown Community Hospital and the University of Vermont Medical Center, CVPH provides high quality, cost effective care, close to home. Services include an award winning cardiac services program, accredited cancer center, freestanding ambulatory surgery center, comprehensive rehabilitation services and a 24 hour physician-staffed Emergency Care Center. Governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, CVPH is accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by New York State and Medicare/Medicaid approved. Learn more at UVMHealth.org/CVPH or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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