Adirondack Regional Blood Center Community Drives Announced
CVPH program focuses on safety while maintaining an adequate blood supply for area hospitals
PLATTSBURGH, NY (09/10/2020) –The Adirondack Regional Blood Center, a program of the University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH), is conducting several blood drives open to the community this month.
Here are several opportunities to give blood:
- Monday, September 14, St. Augustine Church Hall, Peru, 3 to 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 16, Massena Village Neighborhood Center, Noon to 3 p.m.
- Monday, September 21, Beekmantown Fire Department Station #1, 4 to 7 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 22, Bloomingdale Fire Department, co-sponsored by Knights of Columbus, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 23, Chateaugay American Legion, sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion, 4 to 7 p.m.
- Thursday, September 24, West Chazy Fire Department, 4 to 7 p.m.
- Monday, September 28, Willsboro Fire Department, 3 to 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 29, Malone First Congregational Church, 2 to 6 p.m.
Beginning September 14, donors will be registered electronically and should have their donor card or another form of identification with them at the drive.
To protect the safety of the donors and the donor team during a community drive, a number of safety measures have been put into place. Donors undergo a COVID -19 screening and phlebotomists are able to limit close contact while still providing exceptional care. Phlebotomists and donors are masked and cots are placed the appropriate 6 feet apart.
Blood collected by the Adirondack Regional Blood Center stays in the North Country, helping hundreds of people in this region at hospitals in Elizabethtown, Plattsburgh, Malone, Massena, Saranac Lake and Glens Falls. Its success rests on the generosity of donors and sponsors.
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).
Learn more about the Adirondack Regional Blood Center, giving blood and becoming a sponsor at UVMHealth.org/GiveBlood or call (518) 562-7406.
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:
- The University of Vermont Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Porter Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Home Health & Hospice
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.