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December 27, 2013

Blood donors will get fleece throws

Dearborn County Hospital will host a blood drive, in association with the Hoxworth Blood Center, Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in the conference rooms of the hospital, 600 Wilson Creek Road, Lawrenceburg. Those who donate will receive a 75th anniversary commemorative Hoxworth fleece throw, courtesy of the blood center, reports Anita Benning Trennepohl, DCH director of community relations.

Donors must be 17 or older (16 with the appropriate signed parental consent form) and weigh at least 110 pounds. They must wait a minimum of eight weeks between blood donations or 16 weeks if they have participated in the automated double red cell donation. Women who are pregnant may not donate.

Persons who have tested HIV positive, injected themselves with illegal drugs or who participate in high-risk behavior are prohibited from donating. Individuals who had viral hepatitis after age 11 or a hepatitis B or hepatitis C virus infection at any age also are disqualified from giving blood. Cancer and malaria survivors, persons who had heart attacks and those with heart disease should phone Hoxworth for information regarding allowances for donating.

Blood donors should eat well-balanced meals within four hours prior to donating and drink plenty of water. Each must bring a form of identification, such as a driver’s license or employee badge, with them to the drive.

Melinda Ping, R.N., DCH employee health nurse, noted, “Local donors help patients at 30 area hospitals receive the lifesaving blood products they need to survive. Community blood drives are vitally important in ensuring the ongoing availability of blood and blood products. Hoxworth requires 350 units of whole blood and 40 units of platelets daily to meet the area’s ongoing need.

“Individuals can maximize their donation by giving Double Reds,” she continued. “This process of automated red cell collection is designed to make the most of donations.” Those interested in donating Double Reds should call the Hoxworth Nursing Department at 800-265-1515, Ext. 81304, for additional information.

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