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North Country Regional Blood Donor Center Lists June Blood Drives

PLATTSBURGH, NY (05/25/2018) – The North Country Regional Blood Donor Center (NCRBDC) will conduct several community drives in June thanks to community-minded sponsors. Here is the upcoming schedule:

  • •Monday, June 4, 2018 Champlain Catholic Men’s Club, 3 to 7 p.m.
  • •Wednesday, June 6, Chazy American Legion Post 769, 4 to 7 p.m.
  • •Friday, June 8, Clinton County Advocacy and Resource Center, New York Road, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
  • •Monday, June 11, Peru Fire Department, 3 to 7 p.m.
  • •Tuesday, June 12, Senior Citizens Council, North Catherine Street, Plattsburgh, 9 a.m. to Noon
  • •Tuesday, June 12, Morrisonville Ambulance Service, 4 to 7 p.m.
  • •Friday, June 15, Plattsburgh Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • •Monday, June 18, Chateaugay Sons of the American Legion, 4 to 8 p.m.
  • •Monday, June 18, Willsboro Fire Department, 3 to 6 p.m.
  • •Tuesday, June 19, Bangor Fire Department, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • •Wednesday, June 20, Jeffords Steel, Noon to 3 p.m.
  • •Wednesday, June 20, Bloomingdale Fire Department- hosted by the Knights of Columbus, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • •Thursday, June 21, Black Brook Town Hall, 3 to 7 p.m.
  • •Friday, June 22, Clinton County Government Center, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • •Monday, June 25, Adirondack Medical Center, Noon to 5 p.m.
  • •Tuesday, June 26, Malone Callfiremen Station, 3 to 7 p.m.
  • •Friday, June 29, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Ray Brook, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    The NCBDC, located the CVPH Health Plaza at 85 Plaza Blvd, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  No appointment is necessary. Apheresis donors, however, are encouraged to make an appointment by calling (518) 562-7406. 

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 are available to assist patients. To get updates on construction and parking, go to 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 Donor Center 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 are vital 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).

More information about sponsoring a drive and a complete listing of upcoming community drives can be found at UVMHealth.org/CVPH. 

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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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Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high-quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our hospitals remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.