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North Richland Hills – Medical City North Hills is hosting a blood drive to help boost the summer season’s low blood supply.

Medical City North Hills is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Tuesday, June 13. The drive will take place at:

Medical City North Hills

Donor Bus

4401 Booth Calloway Road

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Community members may sign-up to donate online or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

“For some patients, volunteer blood donations are their only source of blood,” says Mark Deno, chief executive officer at Medical City North Hills. “Scheduling to donate blood now will help in maintaining a stable blood supply through the summer months.”

Every blood type is needed, particularly type O, as well as platelet donations. Donors can help as many as three different people with just one donation. Individuals who may rely on blood products include trauma victims, cancer patients, mothers giving birth and premature babies.

Medical City North Hills will also be hosting a blood drive on August 23 focusing on sickle cell disease, the most commonly inherited blood disease. Donations from African-American and Hispanic donors are needed to support more than 100,000 people in the United States who have sickle cell disease.

Blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good general health. People who present to give blood should eat a nourishing meal before donating and must bring a photo ID. To protect Red Cross staff and donors' health and safety, it is important that individuals who do not feel well or believe they may be ill with COVID-19 postpone their blood donation. Learn more about donor eligibility guidelines here.

About Medical City North Hills

Medical City North Hills is a 164 bed, acute care hospital located in North Richland Hills, Texas. With a medical team of more than 500 physicians, Medical City North Hills offers a broad range of services including a Level III Trauma Center, full-range of cardiovascular services, comprehensive orthopedic and spine programs, neurology program, graduate medical education program and an internal medicine residency clinic.

Medical City North Hills is part of Medical City Healthcare.

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