Grand View Sets August, November Blood Drives

SELLERSVILLE PA – In an effort to help ease a national shortage of blood and blood products, Grand View Health System said it would operate two blood donation events, one each during August and November, at the Emergency Medical Services Building on the Grand View Hospital campus, 700 Lawn Ave. The first is scheduled for Aug. 22 (23022; Monday) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Both events are open to the public, but advance appointments are required. Appointments can be made online, here. The blood drives are being offered with assistance from the Miller-Keystone Blood Center.

The health system said it is encouraging community members to donate blood to ensure local blood banks and hospitals have an adequate supply. To be eligible to donate blood, individuals must be age 16 or older and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. Individuals are eligible to donate whole blood every 56 days.

The second blood drive is scheduled for Nov. 28 (Monday). Prospective donors who are unable to attend either of the Grand View dates are encouraged to schedule appointments directly with Miller-Keystone.

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