Tri-State is Partnering with Vitalant and Clarkston High School to Host a Community Blood Drive
Tri-State Memorial Hospital is partnering with Vitalant and Clarkston High School to host a community blood drive, on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, from 3:00pm-7:00pm, at the Clarkston High School Library, located at 401 Chestnut Street, Clarkston.
Vitalant serves about 900 hospitals across 28 states, and has been facing a two-year low blood supply. Each day, Vitalant needs to collect about 5,300 donations to be ready for both routine and emergency patient needs. Blood donations at Vitalant fell short of the need by more than 4,500 donations in December and the trend continued into January.
“Even though most people are eligible to donate, only 3% of eligible donors actually do. 1 out of every 7 patients who enter the hospital need blood products,” said Joe Fairbanks, Territory Manager for Vitalant. “With emergencies, accidents, everyday surgeries, and everyday uses such as blood disorders and cancer treatments, your donations are greatly needed and graciously appreciated.”
The community blood drive is open to the public and appointments may be made online. To schedule an appointment click here or visit https://vitalant.org/. All blood types are welcome and needed. Donors, staff, or guests are required to wear a mask. The amount of donations received during this drive will go towards Clarkston High School possibly receiving STEM grants and student scholarship opportunities.
“Tri-State Memorial Hospital appreciates the support of our partners and eligible blood donors in helping transform and save lives in the Lewis-Clark Valley community and surrounding areas,” said Rebecca Mann, Director of Marketing & Communication for Tri-State Memorial Hospital.