Bloodmobile coming to Fayette 10.22.08

Written by David Green.

The American Red Cross has scheduled a blood drive from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Fayette Church of the Nazarene.

The Fayette American Legion Auxiliary will provide sandwiches, relishes, and cookies for the event.

Blood collected at Fayette’s blood drive will serve 23 hospitals in 11 counties in the Western Lake Erie Region, including Fulton County Health Center, St. Vincent’s Mercy Medical Center, St. Luke’s Hospital, Toledo Hospital, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo Children’s Hospital, and Flower Hospital. 

Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, feel well, know exact names of medications they are currently taking or have been taking in the last month, and have not donated blood in at least 56 days. A current photo identification is also required.

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