Witham Health Services will host a blood drive on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at our Lebanon campus. Witham has a long history of support for the Versiti Blood Center of Indiana and participates in quarterly corporate blood drives allowing Witham employees to give back to the community in the convenience of their workplace. The blood drives are also open to the public.

Heading into the summer months, Versiti has seen a drastic drop in scheduled appointments, with nearly 25 percent of their blood collections come from their high school and college partners, meaning that when it’s summer vacation, those community blood drives are not happening. Unfortunately, the need for blood does not take a summer vacation. While Versiti anticipates this dip every year, the situation is compounded by the fact that they are also seeing fewer first-time donors walking through the doors. Do you know that:

  • Every TWO SECONDS someone needs blood in the United States.
  • Indiana needs to see 550 donors PER DAY to keep up with the demand of our
    local hospitals.
  • Your ONE donation will help up to THREE Indiana patients in need.

 

Potential donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent form signed), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good general health. Donors must also present a picture I.D., such as a driver’s license. Donations are welcome from all community members, not just Witham employees. The blood drive location is at the hospital’s main campus. Enter the building at the North Pavilion, 2705 N. Lebanon Street, Entrance A and follow directions to the North Pavilion Conference Rooms. Interested donors are encouraged to go online to schedule https://donate.indiana.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/164950.

Walk-ins are also welcome. For additional information please call 485-8120.

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