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FRISCO – In partnership with the American Red Cross, Medical City Frisco is hosting a blood drive on Friday, April 8 from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Blood supplies have previously been at critically low levels during the pandemic and the need for blood is constant.

The Red Cross bus will be located in front of the hospital’s Medical Office Building at 5575 Frisco Square Blvd. in Frisco. Community members may sign-up to donate online or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. While appointments are encouraged, walk-ins will be accepted depending on spot availability.

“We are proud to partner with the American Red Cross for such an important cause,” says Patrick Rohan, Medical City Frisco CEO. “Donating blood is an excellent way to make an impact on people in our community and across the country.”

Donors must have proof of age to ensure they meet the minimum age requirements and present a primary form of ID or two secondary forms of ID. You can learn more about donor eligibility guidelines here. COVID-19 antibody testing is performed on all donations. Donated blood with needed antibody levels may help treat patients with weakened immune systems who are battling COVID-19. People who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 may still donate blood, platelets or plasma.

“One blood donation can help up to three different people,” says Kay Raleigh, laboratory supervisor at Medical City Frisco. “The blood community relies on the generosity of donors, so it is vital that we participate in these types of life-saving efforts.”

 

ABOUT MEDICAL CITY FRISCO

Medical City Frisco, a Medical City Plano facility, is a 61-bed, acute care hospital that offers a broad range of services, including a Level III Trauma Center, cardiovascular, neurological, spine, orthopedics, robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, neonatal ICU (NICU), women’s services and other specialties. Magnet® recognized for nursing excellence, Medical City Frisco is silver LEED certified for environmental and energy efficiency.

Medical City Frisco is part of Medical City Healthcare.

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