VAN NUYS, CA – Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) is hosting a community blood drive in
partnership with the American Red Cross on June 25. The event will take
place from 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM in the hospital's Health Education Center
American Red Cross nurses and support staff will be on site to accommodate
those who wish to donate. Donors also may contact the Red Cross at
www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment with the code ValleyPresHospital, or call 818.902.2932
for more information.
All participating individuals must complete a simple registration process
with American Red Cross and undergo a medical history review and a mini-physical.
As a special thank you for participating, all donors will receive a coupon
for a free taco from Wahoo's Fish Taco, two tickets to the Laugh Factory
comedy club, and a voucher for two tickets to an LA Galaxy soccer game.
"Blood donors are real-life heroes to those in need," said Lori
Burnell, Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer. "We are
proud to partner with the American Red Cross to ensure that a healthy
blood supply is available to our patients and those in our community.
We encourage everyone to come by and support this effort on June 25."
One unit of blood provides three life-saving blood products: packed blood
cells, frozen plasma and platelets. Valley Presbyterian Hospital uses
these products to treat patients with blood disorders, patients undergoing
certain surgical procedures and patients who have experienced traumatic
accidents or injuries.
Valley Presbyterian Hospital transfuses approximately 350 to 400 units
of blood a month.
"Our entire inventory of blood products is derived from volunteer
donations," said Ms. Burnell. "We are so thankful for our blood
donors and their generosity and willingness to help others in need."
ABOUT VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) is an independent, nonprofit and non-sectarian
hospital serving the medical needs of the San Fernando Valley community
for more than 50 years. VPH has grown to become one of the largest acute
care hospitals in the Valley region and continues to provide patient-centered
care for a healthy community. The 350-bed facility offers advanced technology
and a full range of medical services to improve and save lives.