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East Georgia Regional Medical Center recognized as Red Cross ‘Pump It Up’ challenge winner for outstanding community blood drive support

East Georgia Regional Medical Center was awarded a winner in the American Red Cross ‘Pump It Up’ challenge, which recognizes high-achieving blood drive sponsors that have grown the number of blood donations collected in their community to help hospital patients in need.

Committed to helping save lives, East Georgia Regional Medical Center has helped collect 156 Red Cross blood donations for patients in need over the past year. East Georgia Regional Medical Center has already achieved the honored distinction of the Premier Blood Partner with the Red Cross.

“Giving blood is a simple act of generosity that can truly make a lifesaving difference. Last year, we received an outpouring of support from the community at our blood drives and our goal is to make it a success again next year for patients who are counting on us,” said Paul Theriot, CEO at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. “We are proud to partner with the Red Cross as a Premier Blood Partner and help it fulfill its critical mission.”

The need for blood is constant. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion, according to the Red Cross.

Upcoming Blood Drive in Statesboro
Members of the Statesboro, Georgia community are invited to make a difference with East Georgia Regional Medical Center by donating blood at an upcoming American Red Cross drive. The next blood drive will be held January 3, 2019 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at EGRMC, 1499 Fair Road, in Education Rooms A & B (located on the first floor of the hospital near the Cafeteria).

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