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North Country Regional Blood Donor Center Announces September Drives

PLATTSBURGH, NY (08/28/2018) – The North Country Regional Blood Donor Center (NCRBDC) will conduct several blood drives open to the community in September.  The schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, September 4, Plattsburgh State University College, Angell College Center, 11a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 5, Massena Memorial Hospital, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, September 7, Lowes, Plattsburgh, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, September 10, Peru Fire Department, 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 11, Morrisonville Ambulance Service, 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 11, FCI Ray Brook, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, September 17, Mountain Lake Services Port Henry, Noon to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, September 17, Essex Fire Department, 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 18, Nicholville Fire Department, Noon to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 18, Brushton-Moira American Legion Post #939, Moira, 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 19, Franklin County Court House, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 19, Altona Fire Department, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 20, Eli’s Cabinet Shop, Burke, 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Monday, September 24, Champlain Catholic Men’s Club held at K of C Hall, 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 25, Keene Fire Department, 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 26, Alice Hyde Medical Center 11a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 27, Cumberland 12 Cinemas 4 to 8 p.m.
     

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 continued generosity and dedication of both groups is 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).

The NCBDC is located the CVPH Health Plaza at 85 Plaza Blvd. Regular hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Walk ins are always welcome.

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.

A complete listing of upcoming community drives can be found at UVMHealth.org/CVPH. Call (518) 562-7406 to learn more about blood donation and sponsoring a blood drive.

 

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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.

 

        

About The University of Vermont Health Network

The University of Vermont Health Network is an academic health system that is comprised of six affiliate hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group, and a home health agency. We serve  the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives.  Our partners include:

 

 

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.