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Barnesville Hospital and Central Blood Bank Partner with Barnesville High School to Save Lives

Do you have a strong desire to help someone in need Have you ever wondered how you could save a life Blood donations have the power to save lives of people needing transfusions. Who could be helped by your donation A mother A father A son or daughter A grandchild A person battling cancer or maybe a person involved in a car accident 4.5 million American would die every year without transfusions. Donating one unit of blood can have a profound effect, saving up to three lives.

Central Blood Bank, the regions largest blood center, is the exclusive blood supplier for Barnesville Hospital. Our ability to provide quality health care to the communities we serve is predicated on having a stable blood supply, said David Phillips, CEO, Barnesville Hospital. Together, Barnesville Hospital and Central Blood Bank are working with Barnesville High School as it plans its first of three blood drives which will ultimately benefit, not only patients served at Barnesville Hospital, but Barnesville High School students as well.

The Central Blood Banks Scholarship Program gives back to students by recognizing their effort and commitment. Barnesville High School will earn points for every participating donor. Scholarship dollars, accrued based on the number of points earned, are awarded to graduating students enrolling in an institute of higher education.

Barnesville High School will host a blood drive on Wednesday, October 23rd, from 8:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. at the High School. Paige Wright and Brian Clark, both seniors, serve as Co-Chairs for the event. Under the supervision of Jill Crosier, they are working with other students to provide education on the benefits of donation. By donating regularly from the age of 17, one student can save over 1,000 lives. The minimum requirements for donation include:

  • Age 17 or older
  • Weight minimum 110 pounds
  • Wait time of 56 days since last donation.

To support, Barnesville High Schools Scholarship efforts, Barnesville Hospital will host a blood drive on Friday, November 22nd, from 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. at the Hospital. Points earned for every participating donor will be awarded to the school.

37% of the people in our community are eligible to donate, but only 5% will actually do so. Be one of that 5%. Experience the satisfaction of knowing that you helped someone in need, that you saved a life. All it takes is about an hour of your time and four easy steps:

  • Registration
  • Free mini physical, including health history
  • Donation
  • Refreshments & relaxation

For further information or to schedule an appointment for the Barnesville High School Drive, contact Jill Crosier at (740) 425-3617, ext. 5235. For further information or to schedule an appointment for the Barnesville Hospital Drive, contact Peggy Douglass at (740) 425-5158.