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Mercy to Co-sponsor Community Blood Drives in April

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News and Features - Around Washington, MO
Monday, 28 March 2011

St. John's Mercy works with area schools, churches, businesses and other organizations to collect life-saving blood products from generous donors. Donations provide life support for patients at St. John's Mercy. Upcoming events include:

  • East Central College Blood Drive sponsored by Student Activities from 8:30am to 1:30pm Wednesday, April 13, in the Gymnasium of the Multipurpose Building, 1964 Prairie Dell Road in Union.
  • Union High School Spring Blood Drive sponsored by the Student Council from 8:30am to 1:30pm Thursday, April 21, in the Old Gymnasium,  #1 Wildcat Drive in Union.

Walk-ins are welcome or donors may sign up for an appointment for most events at

Donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with permission from a parent or legal guardian. They must be at least 110 pounds and in good health. All donors should allow eight weeks between donations. All presenting donors will receive a t-shirt.

St. John's Mercy Blood Donor Services is the only mobile, hospital-based, blood collection center in the state of Missouri. Being mobile means bringing services to peoples' places of business, worship or school. The service allows the hospital to collect life-saving blood supplies from the community, for the community at a portion of the cost. 

For questions regarding medical eligibility, or if you would like to host a community blood drive at your school, business, organization or place of worship, call 1-866-37DONOR or visit    



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