Central Texas Medical Center will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, July 9th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the first floor in the hospital’s main classroom.
CTMC sponsors five blood drives a year in conjunction with the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas. Blood drives are an essential part of providing health care to the community. In order to maintain a blood supply that will support the surrounding area, 55,000 units of blood must be donated quarterly. An individual donation can save the lives of two other people.
“People don’t realize the impact that their donation alone can make,” said Lisa Moore, CTMC Blood Bank Supervisor, “as a member of the community, it is an easy, quick way to potentially help your friends and neighbors.”
You may find the link to sign up before the event or find answers to any questions you may have about donating blood, at www.ctmc.org <http://www.ctmc.org/> . Be sure to use Sponsor Code: CTMC and remember to bring your photo I.D. and Social Security number.
For more information about this event, please call Lisa Moore at 512.753.3533
About Central Texas Medical Center
CTMC is a 113-bed acute-care general hospital providing a wide range of healthcare services in San Marcos, Texas and neighboring communities. The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of over 600 employees works with more than 170 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. In addition, over 100 community members and interns from Texas State University – San Marcos volunteer their services to the hospital. As part of Adventist Health System, CTMC brings a long tradition of Christian healthcare to San Marcos. Adventists opened their first health center in 1866 in Battle Creek, Michigan. Now with 36 hospitals located across the United States, the Adventist Health System is the largest not-for-profit Protestant hospital system in the country.
By CLAY DESTEFANO