New Bloodmobile Hotline

4/7/2011

Contact: Tammy G. Love

Director of Marketing & Medical Staff Development

Phone: (336) 651-8116

By CHARLES S. WILLIAMS
Wilkes Journal-Patriot Staff

 


Wilkes-Alleghany Chapter of the American Red Cross, thanks to Wilkes Regional Medical Center, has a new blood drive information telephone line with dates and times of upcoming bloodmobiles in the county.

The number is 336-651-8799.


The phone line was provided by Wilkes Regional officials so that donors will have up-to-date information on local drives. The recorded message will be updated on a regular basis to list "open" drives in the next 7-10 day period.

WRMC Chief Executive Officer Gene Faile said, "I appreciate the Red Cross representatives who brought the need for centralizing this information to our attention. We are pleased to help in getting out information to Wilkes Countians about where they may go to give blood. There is a great need for blood in our area and across the country. A gift of blood is a gift of life."

Rebecca Matherly, the executive director of the Wilkes-Alleghany Chapter, said, "We greatly appreciate the cooperation of the hospital. This will be a great asset to the members of the community. We hope this will increase the number of donors."

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