Meadows Hospital Hosts Blood Drive with The Blood Connection
Memorial Health Meadows Hospital has added The Blood Connection (TBC), an independently managed, non-profit community blood center, as a blood provider for our patients. TBC has a longstanding relationship with the Georgia medical community through its affiliation with several other hospitals in the state.
TBC and Meadows Hospital are hosting a blood drive on Thursday, December 22, from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, at Meadows Hospital (Private Dining Room), 1 Meadows Parkway, Vidalia, GA.
Although TBC is responsible for keeping the blood supply stable, it cannot replicate blood; it must be donated. TBC urges the community to donate blood to ensure that hospitals’ needs for blood are uninterrupted. “The Blood Connection has proven its ability to consistently provide for our hospital partners, even through a pandemic, and is proud to now serve the Vidalia area to ensure there are enough blood products for every patient in need,' said President & CEO of The Blood Connection, Delisa English. 'But we are completely reliant on community blood donors and are seeking organizations to host blood drives as well as for donors to come out to donate at our center. Blood donation saves lives.”
TBC, formerly known as Carolina-Georgia Blood Center, has served as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community blood center for 60 years. Its inception is closely tied to Georgia; the blood center was originally formed to help small hospitals in Georgia and South Carolina, before it eventually grew to become The Blood Connection. It is now the primary blood provider for more than 100 hospitals in South Carolina, North Carolina, and parts of Georgia.