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Texas Health Stephenville to Host Blood Drive March 29
03/25/2010

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Sparing only a couple of minutes to donate blood could save a life. It's also a quick and easy way to give back to the community.

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 29. The blood drive will be held in the helipad parking lot across the street from the hospital.

“We are always in need of blood donations to help accident victims and others facing a variety of illnesses across the community,” said Christopher Leu, president of Texas Health Stephenville. “We appreciate that residents of Stephenville and the surrounding areas are always generous in supporting our blood drives.”

Why donate? Someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds, according to the American Red Cross, but only 5 percent of the eligible U.S. population gives blood each year. Blood is needed for treating emergencies, cancer, blood disorders, sickle cell anemia and other diseases, according to the Red Cross.

The blood drive will be held with the support of Carter BloodCare. Anyone in the community who is 17 or older, weighs at least 110 pounds and is in good health is welcome to donate. Donors must bring photo identification to participate.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a 98-bed acute care, full-service facility serving Erath and surrounding counties since 1926. The hospital's services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, women’s services, advanced diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and wound care. Texas Health Stephenville, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized as a Nurse-Friendly Hospital and a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

 

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