Motlow SGA sets flu clinic, blood drive

Posted on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Motlow State Community CollegeThe Student Government Association of Motlow College will sponsor a blood drive on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Moore County Campus.

Blood Assurance of Tullahoma will conduct the drive in the Marcum Technology building, room 105 A&B from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

SGA is sponsoring a flu clinic in the same location from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Free flu shots will be administered to patrons at least 19 years old with proper identification. A marrow representative will also be available to register people for the National Marrow Donor Program. Visit the website www.marrow.org for more information about being a marrow donor. No appointment is necessary for any of the services.

There are some requirements for donating blood. Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Prior to donation, a donor care specialist will check each person’s vitals, including blood pressure, body temperature, pulse and hemoglobin level. Visit the Blood Assurance website www.b.oodassurance.org to see a complete list of requirements for blood donations.

Blood Assurance is a non-profit, full-service regional blood center serving more than 50 healthcare facilities in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina. In the same counties that are also served by Motlow College, Blood Assurance is the exclusive provider of all blood products to many of the area hospitals, including Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma, Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester, United Regional Medical Center in Manchester, Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville, Emerald Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee, Medical Center of Manchester, River Park Hospital in McMinnville and Stones River Hospital in Smyrna.

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