BROOKSVILLE, FL (January 4, 2011) — Brooksville Regional Hospital associates and physicians donated 91 units of blood in 2010. "This equates to 273 saved lives", said Staci White, Donor Consultant at LifeSouth Community Blood Center. “Each person who donates saves three lives, as LifeSouth Community Blood Center separates the donated blood into three products”. Many people think they can not donate blood because they take medication, have diabetes, high blood pressure or have had cancer in the past. Many times, these people are able to donate blood. All donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with written parental consent) and present a valid photo ID.
Brooksville Regional Hospital will hold its next blood drive on Friday, February 25, from 10 am to 4:30 pm in the conference rooms located on the first floor of the hospital. The public may donate as well.
LifeSouth Community Blood Center is a non-profit organization and is the sole provider for blood in Hernando County. Located at 12395 Cortez Boulevard, they are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
About Brooksville Regional Hospital:
Accredited by the Joint Commission, Brooksville Regional Hospital is an Accredited Chest Pain Center w/ PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) and Certified Primary Stroke Center. Their advanced heart program features interventional cardiology, used to treat heart disease and heart attacks. Brooksville Regional Hospital has an extensive surgery program and is the only hospital in Hernando and Citrus counties to offer robotic surgery using the da Vinci® Si surgery system. Additionally, there is a dedicated Orthopedic Joint Center and Women’s Imaging program that incorporates Digital Mammography with Computer Aided Detection (CAD), Brooksville Regional offers the only hospital-based outpatient cardiac, pulmonary and diabetic rehabilitation and Sleep Disorders Center.