Tuesday, April 6, 2021
San Juan Regional Medical Center to Host Blood Drive
San Juan Regional Medical Center will host a blood drive on Tuesday, April 13. Vitalant will have its bloodmobile unit on site in the hospital’s main parking lot at 801 W. Maple in Farmington to receive donations. The blood drive will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Donating blood is one of the easiest ways to give back to your community. In an emergency, it’s the blood already on hospital shelves that saves lives.
Donors can schedule appointments online by going to www.bloodhero.com and entering sponsor code SJRMC, or by calling or texting Kristan at 505.686.9777. Appointments are highly recommended and will be taken before walk-ins to help with social distancing. Donors will be screened before their appointment and will be required to wear a mask to keep everyone safe. General requirements for blood donations are:
- Donor must be at least 16 (16 requires signed permission of parent or guardian)
- Donor must weigh at least 110 pounds
- Donor must be in general good health
- Donor must bring I.D.
- Donor should not be under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs at time of donation
To ensure a positive donation experience, donors should drink plenty of water 24 to 48 hours beforehand and 8 to 16 ounces an hour before the appointment. Donors should also eat a healthy, low fat meal about two hours before the donation. It takes about an hour – from the time a donor arrives until they leave – to complete a donation, although the actual donation itself lasts only about 10 minutes.