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Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Hosting Blood Drive for Florida Blood Services

July 20, 2009

Hudson, FL (July 20, 2009) - Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point (RMCBP) is sponsoring a two-week blood drive in conjunction with Florida Blood Services (FBS), beginning Friday, July 31. Potential donors should visit the FBS Office or may donate on the RMCBP campus, when the bloodmobile visits the hospital on Thursday, August 6, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and on Friday, August 7, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The drive will continue through Friday, August 14 with the ability to donate at the FBS Office on State Road 52 and still be part of the RMCBP Drive and eligible to receive additional incentives.

Individuals can donate blood at the Florida Blood Services Office, 7214 State Road 52, in Bayonet Point the following hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mondays; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays; 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays and from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Individuals who choose to donate and participate in the hospital’s drive may do so at the hospital or at the FBS office, on days/times specified. Individuals screened should let FBS staff know that they are donating blood as part of the RMCBP Blood Drive, to be eligible for a variety of prize drawings. Family, friends and guests are all eligible to participate.

Everyone who donates blood will receive a free a "pirate themed" T shirt and a coupon from Pirates Dinner Adventure for a buy-one- ticket, get one free; a chance to find the “Lucky Treasure” that includes a 2 day night stay at Crowne Plaza, Orlando Universal; 2 free entry tickets to Pirate’s Dinner Adventure; a $50.00 dollar gas card; and Wellness Checkup, including a Cholesterol Screening. Also, for RMCBP blood drive donors, there will be a “Date Package” that will include dinner for two at Texas Longhorn Steakhouse and movie tickets. In addition all donors will receive a coupon for a free meal at the Shoreline Cafeteria. Interested individuals who need more information are encouraged to call Florida Blood Services @ (727) 819-3100.

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is a 290-bed acute care facility located in Hudson, FL. Home of the nationally acclaimed Heart Institute, over 350 physicians, 900 employees and 500 volunteers comprise their integrated healthcare delivery team. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has been designated a 100 Top Hospital seven years by Thomson Reuters and has been named twice (1999 & 2002) by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Heart and Heart Surgery. It has an Accredited Chest Pain Center, JCAHO Accredited Primary Stroke Center and an Approved, With Commendation, Community Cancer Program, from the College of Surgeons.

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