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Mercy To Co-sponsor Community Blood Drives In December

Mercy Hospital Washington works with area schools, churches, businesses and other organizations to collect life-saving blood products from generous donors. Donations provide life support for Mercy patients. Upcoming events include:
·  The Mercy Co-Worker and Community Blood Drive. The drive will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 12, on the main floor of the Mercy Medical Building South, 901 Patients First Drive in Washington.
· The Washington School of Practical Nursing Holiday Blood Drive. The drive will be held from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Thurs. Dec. 13, in the Practical Nursing Classroom at Four Rivers Career Center, 1978 Image Drive in Washington.
Walk-ins are welcome. Donors with appointments will be given their scheduled time. To make an appointment, visit https://donateblood.mercy.net or call 1-866-37DONOR. All presenting donors will receive a free T-shirt. Donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with permission from a parent or legal guardian. They must be at least 110 pounds and in good health. All donors should allow eight weeks between donations. For questions regarding medical eligibility, call 1-866-37DONOR.
Mercy Blood Donor Services is the only mobile, hospital-based, blood collection center in the state of Missouri. Being mobile means bringing services to peoples’ places of business, worship or school. The service allows the hospital to collect life-saving blood supplies from the community, for the community at a portion of the cost. To host a community blood drive at your school, business, organization or place of worship, call 1-866-37DONOR.
Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 31 hospitals, 300 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,700 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. For more about Mercy, visit www.mercy.net.
Mercy Clinic is a physician-governed group of more than 1,700 medical providers across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. With access to Mercy’s facilities, electronic health records, telemedicine and each other, Mercy Clinic providers can give their patients the best care available, regardless of the patient’s location. Patients of Mercy Clinic providers can connect to their own health records and health teams anywhere they connect to the Internet. For more information, visit www.mymercy.net
Mercy Hospital Washington is a member of Mercy. It is a 187-bed hospital located just 50 miles southwest of St. Louis, MO, and serves all or parts of Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, St. Charles and Warren counties. The Hospital offers comprehensive emergency, heart, cancer, surgical, obstetric and pediatric services and physicians who are part of Mercy Clinic.

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