Hudson, FL (April 21, 2009) - Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point (RMCBP) is sponsoring a two-week blood drive in conjunction with Florida Blood Services (FBS), beginning Friday, May 8. Potential donors should visit the FBS Office or may donate on the RMCBP campus, when the bloodmobile visits the hospital on Thursday, May 14, from 7 a.m. 7 p.m. and on Friday, May 15, from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. The drive will continue through Friday, May 22nd 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 hospitals 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 "Ride the Wave" t shirt and a coupon for a FREE smoothie @ Tropical Smoothie; a Wellness Checkup, including a Cholesterol Screening and a free meal at the Shoreline Cafeteria. Interested individuals that 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 Americas 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.