ATLANTA (August 12, 2016) – Salude, an upscale transitional care and rehabilitation facility focused on providing specialized short-term care in a state-of-the-art environment located in Suwanee, Ga., will be holding a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at Salude located at 601 Northholt Parkway. Prizes, giveaways and a raffle will be held to encourage donations.
Donors may schedule a time at www.redcrossblood.org/give-blood or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for availability. Walk-ins are welcome. Blood donations usually take about an hour.
“Please join us this Aug. 30 by donating blood and saving a life. A single blood donation may help up to three different people,” said Salude CEO Dr. Alan Wang. “As a steward of health and wellness, we are holding this blood drive to support our community and in turn possibly helping a future patient as they may choose to recover here after a surgery or other health-related illness.”
Those eligible to donate must have not have donated within the last 56 days, be in good general health and feeling well, at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs.
Before donating, the American Red Cross recommends these easy steps to make the donation experience as safe, successful and pleasant as possible. Try to eat iron rich food before donating as well as get a good night’s sleep and drink an extra 16 oz. of water before the donation.
According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood meaning approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells that are needed every day. The Red Cross works with more than 58,000 blood drive sponsors each year to hold more than 145,000 blood drives, providing convenient locations for people to give blood.
This will be the first American Red Cross blood drive held at Salude.
Alan L. Wang, MD, SFHM, FACP
Transitional Care, Cardiology Services and Rehabilitation, and Hospital Medicine1 hr 11 min
Dr. Wang of Salude, Dr. Kunjummen of Atlanta Heart Specialists, and Dr. Austin of Gwinnett Medcial Center Hospital Medicine