Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (February 20, 2013)---The American Red Cross is currently in an urgent-need status for blood products. This extreme cold-and-flu season has badly affected the usual number of blood donors, and weather-related cancellations of blood donation events have exacerbated the problem. The Red Cross advises you to wait to give blood if you have a fever or a productive cough (bringing up phlegm); if you do not feel well on the day of donation; and until you have completed antibiotic treatment for sinus, throat, or lung infection. However, if you feel healthy on March 8, please come to the Red Cross blood drive hosted by Botsford Hospital on this date to donate blood.
Blood donations will be accepted between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8 in Room 2 East A in Botsford Hospital located at 28050 Grand River Avenue in Farmington Hills. Donors are urged to visit www.givelife.org and enter "Botsford" as the sponsor code to register for this blood drive, however walk-ins will be accepted. For questions about this event, please contact Botsford's Employee Services Department at (248) 888-2610.
ABOUT BEAUMONT HEALTH
Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare in 2014 to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to the highest quality, compassionate care, no matter where they live in southeast Michigan. The organization has budgeted net revenue of $4.1 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 168 outpatient sites, nearly 5000 physicians and 35,000 employees and about 3,500 volunteers. In 2014, the combined organizations had 175,675 inpatient admissions, 16,229 births and 492,148 emergency visits. Beaumont Health is the largest health system in Michigan for inpatient admissions and net patient revenue. For more information, visit beaumonthealth.org.
MEDIA CONTACT: Lynn C. Anderson, Director, Marketing & Public Relations or Beth Montalvo, Publications & Media Relations Coordinator
PHONE: (248) 442-7986
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