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Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center to Host Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is reporting a dangerously low blood supply and has issued a call for blood donation.A blood drive is being held at Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center on Monday, Feb. 21 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Donors are asked to schedule an appointment at RedCrossBlood.org and use the sponsor code “NAVH.”

Free parking is available for donors in the green parking deck accessed via Hemlock Street.

Donors must enter the hospital via the main entrance located at 777 Hemlock Street. COVID-19 precautions, including masking and social distancing, will be observed.

“Blood donations are incredibly important to continually replenish our supply. Every day patients experiencing traumatic injuries or undergoing surgery need blood to survive. Our friends and neighbors battling chronic conditions also depend on donated blood as part of their treatment,” said Dr. Dennis W. Ashley, medical director of Trauma Services at Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center.

For information about eligibility for blood donation, how donated blood saves lives and upcoming blood drives, please visit RedCrossBlood.org.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent, the leading provider of health care in central and south Georgia, is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Providing more than 1,000 beds and offering care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region, Atrium Health Navicent provides care for health care consumers’ through an academic medical center; community, pediatric and rehabilitation hospitals; urgent care centers; physician practices; diagnostic centers; home health; hospice and palliative care; and a life plan community. Atrium Health Navicent is dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. For more information, please visit www.NavicentHealth.org.