Holy Rosary Healthcare (HRH) will hold a blood drive with United Blood Services 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Monday, October 31st & 10:00 am to 2:00pm, Tuesday, November 1st, in the HRH Conference Rooms. Appointments are encouraged and walk-ins will be accepted based on availability. To schedule a donation appointment visit http://www.unitedbloodservices.org or call Kären Cremer at 406.234.5415.
Typically, one pint of blood is received per donor. The body contains 10 to 12 pints of blood and will replace the one pint of donated blood within 24 hours. Nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood, but less than 10 percent do annually. Anyone at least 17 years of age and weighing 110 pounds is eligible to donate. Sixteen-year-olds may donate by completing a minor’s donor permit
United Blood Services supplies blood and blood products to 47 hospitals in Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska. On average, UBS needs 157 daily donations to ensure its communities have a safe and dependable blood supply.