16 Feb American Heart Month Blood Drive Set for February 28
Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee and Williamson Medical Center will host a blood drive with Blood Assurance, the sole provider of blood products for Williamson Health, on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donors are encouraged to sign up here via the Blood Assurance website for an appointment time, though walk-ins are welcome.
The February blood drive will be conducted in the Blood Assurance mobile unit in the Bone and Joint Institute parking lot located at 3000 Edward Curd Lane in Franklin. Williamson Medical Center and Bone and Joint Institute are both part of Williamson Health, a regional healthcare system based in Williamson County with more than 30 locations. Each donor that participates in this month’s blood drive will receive a free Blood Assurance graphic t-shirt, while supplies last.
“American Heart Month is the perfect time to participate in a blood drive,” said the nonprofit’s media relations coordinator, Max Winitz. “Donating blood is a important way to spread the love and save lives this February.”
American Heart Month aims to spread awareness for heart disease and related conditions while promoting cardiovascular health and heart-healthy lifestyles. More information about American Heart Month and ways to get involved are available here.
To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids — avoiding caffeine — and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating.