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North Country Regional Blood Donor Center Announces October Drives

North Country Regional Blood Donor Center Announces October Drives
Donor Center, located in CVPH Health Plaza, welcomes walk-ins

PLATTSBURGH, NY (10/02/2018) – There are several North Country Regional Blood Donor Center (NCRBDC) blood drives open to the community in October. The schedule is as follows:

Friday, October 5, Champlain Centre Mall, Noon to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, October 9, Sons of the American Legion, Chateaugay, 4 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 10, St. Lawrence County Human Services Building, Canton, 11a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 11, Mooers Fire Department, 3:30 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 16, Bangor Fire Department, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 17, Chazy American Legion, 3 to 6 p.m.

Thursday, October 18, Plattsburgh State University, Angell Center, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Friday, October 19, Plattsburgh City Fire Department, Cornelia Street, Noon to 4 p.m.

Monday, October 22, Willsboro Fire Department, 3 to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, October 23, Bloomingdale Fire Department, hosted by Knights of Columbus, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 24, Burke Adult Center, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, October 25, Town of Black Brook, 3 to 7 p.m.

Friday, October 26, Clinton County Government Center, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Monday, October 29, BHSN Ampersand Drive Plattsburgh, 1 to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, October 30, Adirondack Medical Center Redfield Room, Noon to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 31, Peru High School, 8 a.m. to 2 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.

Learn more about the North Country Regional Blood Donor Center, giving blood and becoming a sponsor at UVMHealth.org/CVPH or call (518) 562-7406.

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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.