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Blood Drive at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital

Blood Drive – Donors Needed


WHAT:           Every other month a blood drive is held at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Centralia, in the hospital Auditorium.   All presenting donors will receive a free five dollar meal ticket redeemable at the Pleasant Avenue Café’ located at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Donors will also receive either a $5 gift certificate to Amazon or to Subway.    


WHEN:           Friday, September 21, 2018 beginning at 11 am and ending at 5 pm  

                        Registration is not necessary but appreciated; register by calling 618.436.6450 or online at with sponsor code 10552.


WHERE:         SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital

                        400 North Pleasant Avenue

                        Centralia, Illinois 62801



WHY:              Medical facilities are in constant need of blood and blood products.  Donations save lives.  Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour.  Donation by the numbers:

      • 1 pint (a typical donation) can save 3 lives

      • 1 in 4 people will require a blood transfusion in their lives

      • 38,000 + blood donations are needed every day in the US  

      • 4.5 million + require a blood transfusion

      • Starting at age 17 and stopping at age 79, one person could donate 46.5 gallons of blood if s/he donated every two months

      • 10-12 pints of blood is in the typical adult

      • Every 2 seconds someone in the US needs blood

      • Type 0 negative can be transfused to all blood types

      • 38% of the US population can donate blood but ….

less than 10% actually donate

      • Blood cannot be manufactured, it can only come from donors


WHO:              Potential donors must be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with parental permission form available through  A photo I.D. is required. Whole blood can be donated every 56 days or 8 weeks since the last donation.  Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.  For more detailed information on donor eligibility, visit   

Earlier Event: September 20
Open House and Asics Sale at Shoe Sensation
Later Event: September 21
Wamac Fest