06 Apr Next Blood Drive at Bone and Joint Institute Set for April 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, April 25, 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.
Last month’s blood drive brought 16 blood donations including whole blood, double red cells for those needing transfusions, and single red cell. Combined these donations are equal to saving 48 lives.
The April blood drive will be conducted in the Blood Assurance mobile unit in the BJIT 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. Participants in this month’s blood drive will receive a free “Super Donor” t shirt, while supplies last.
“When you donate blood, you can save up to three lives,” said the nonprofit’s media relations coordinator, Max Winitz. “As the sole supplier of blood and blood products to Williamson Medical Center, these donations will save the lives of our family members, friends and neighbors.”
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.