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Regional Blood Donor Center offers Many Opportunities to Give Blood - Blood collected at drives stays in the region

Regional Blood Donor Center offers Many Opportunities to Give Blood
Blood collected at drives stays in the region

PLATTSBURGH, NY (2/05/2019) – The North Country Regional Blood Donor Center (NCRBDC) is conducting several blood drives open to the community in February. The schedule is as follows:
 

  • Wednesday, February 6, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Thursday, February 7, Wilmington Fire Department, 4 to 7 p.m.

  • Friday, February 8, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Headquarters, Ray Brook 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Monday, February 11, Essex Fire Department, (co-sponsor, the Masonic Lodge), 4 to 7 p.m.

  • Monday, February 11, Peru Fire Department, 3 to 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, February 19, Chateaugay Sons of the American Legion, 4 to 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, February 19, Bloomingdale Fire Department, (Sponsored by the Bloomingdale Knights of Columbus), 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, February 20, FCI Ray Brook, 12:30 to 4 p.m.

  • Thursday, February 21, Black Brook Town Hall, 3 to 7 p.m.

  • Friday, February 22, Clinton Community College 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Monday, February 25, Champlain Catholic Men’s Club, 3 to 7 p.m. (sponsored by Knights of Columbus)

  • Tuesday February 26, NUMED, Hopkinton, 1 to 3 p.m.

  • Wednesday, February 27, St. Lawrence County Human Services Center, Canton, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Thursday February 28, Cumberland 12 Cinemas, 4 to 8 p.m.

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).

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.

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.

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 (CVPH) is a private, not-for profit hospital in Plattsburgh, NY.  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 partner hospitals, the UVM Medical Group and a home health agency, 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 Department.  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 integrated system serving the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives.  The partners are:

 

 

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 affiliates remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.