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Published on April 03, 2020

Wayne UNC Health Care, the County of Wayne, The Blood Connection to Host Community Blood Drive April 10

Goldsboro, NC, April 3, 2020--Wayne UNC Health Care will host a Community Blood Drive in partnership with the County of Wayne and The Blood Connection Friday April 10 at the Farm Credit Farmers Market at the Maxwell Center. The Maxwell Center is located at 3114 Wayne Memorial Drive in Goldsboro.

“Donating blood products is essential to community health, and the need for blood is constant,” said Wayne UNC Health Care President & CEO Janie Jaberg. “All blood donated at this Community Blood Drive will remain in our community.”

The community is encouraged to participate in the drive while practicing social distancing by remaining in their vehicles until it is their time to donate. Please review and follow these guidelines for blood donors:

  • Potential donors who are on certain types of medications like antibiotics or blood
    thinners will not be able to give blood.
  • Staff will check for fever and ask screening questions to ensure positive overall health.
  • Donors must be 17 or older; 16 year olds can donate with parental consent.
  • Donors are asked not to bring minors to the blood drive site. They will not be able to stay
    in the car during blood donation.

“We are taking extra precautionary measures to ensure donation sites are clean and safe places to donate blood,” said Wayne UNC Manager of Digital & Community Relations, Brittani Schultze-Gardner. “We encourage those who are feeling healthy to donate now and encourage others to do the same.”

Blood supplies are currently sufficient for Wayne County, but the need for blood products could increase as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Donors can save time and ensure social distancing and limited interaction by making an appointment online. Appointments are available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

About Wayne UNC Health Care: At Wayne UNC Health Care, our Mission is Patients First. Quality Health Care. Close to Home. Part of the UNC Health Care’s integrated network of primary and specialty providers, clinical programs and hospitals, WUNC’s 1,700 teammates and more than 150 physicians provide comprehensive medical services ranging from cancer care to surgery to women’s health.

For more information, please contact Cale Grady at 919-587-4792 or cale.grady@unchealth.unc.edu.

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Kimberly Fazio
Director, Communications & Executive Staff Services
919-731-6142
Kimberly.fazio@unchealth.unc.edu

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