Press Release, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

Give the Gift of Life: Donate Blood this Christmas Eve

Leonardtown, Maryland (Dec. 20, 2018)– The American Red Crosswill hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Donors of all blood types are needed, with each blood donation having the potential to save three lives.

To schedule your life-saving donation, call 1-800-REDCROSS or log onto redcrossblood.org an enter sponsor code “MedStarStMarysHospital.” Walk-ins are welcome, but donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment. All donors must check in in the lobby of the Outpatient Pavilion.

Donors must be in good health, have not donated in the past 56 days and should have not had any piercings or tattoos in the past year. Participants should bring their donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of identification, as well as the names of any medications they are taking.

For more information, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visitRedCrossBlood.orgor call Health Connections at 301-475-6019.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...