Williamson Medical Center and Bone and Joint Institute Partner with Blood Assurance for 2022 Blood Drives
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Jan. 19, 2022) – Williamson Medical Center (WMC) and Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee (BJIT) are partnering with Blood Assurance, the sole provider of blood products for WMC, to host blood drives throughout 2022. The first two will be held on January 25 and January 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will be conducted in the Blood Assurance mobile unit in the parking lot of BJIT on the main campus of WMC, located at 3000 Edward Curd Lane in Franklin.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, blood banks have been at critical supply levels, and the need for donations has never been higher,” said Phil Mazzuca, Chief Executive Officer of Williamson Medical Center. “Blood Assurance has been a great partner for our hospital and Bone and Joint and we are pleased to be able to host these blood drives. Since Blood Assurance is our dedicated provider of blood products, those giving can know that their donations will help members of our community.”
Blood Assurance will host 13 blood drives at WMC and Bone and Joint Institute throughout 2022.
“We are excited to continue our relationship with Williamson Medical Center and Bone and Joint Institute,” said J.B. Gaskins, the chief executive officer of Blood Assurance. “As the sole supplier of blood and other supplies to the hospital, it’s vital for Williamson County residents to roll up a sleeve and donate lifesaving blood at one of these upcoming drives. A single donation can save the lives of three people who call this wonderful community their home.”
To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids — avoiding caffeine — and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating.
Donors are encouraged to sign up here via the Blood Assurance website, though walk-ins are welcome.
ABOUT WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER | Williamson Medical Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, preventive health screenings and wellness activities. Services offered by Williamson Medical Center are developed to provide the most cost-effective, convenient and accessible healthcare possible. More than 825 providers represent over 70 medical specialties and sub-specialties. In 2021, Williamson Medical Center received CMS’ highest Five-Star Rating for its Overall Hospital Quality which measures hospitals on seven areas of quality: Mortality, Safety of Care, Readmission, Patient Experience, Effectiveness of Care, Timeliness of Care, and Efficient Use of Medical Imaging. The caliber of physicians and care at Williamson Medical Center continues to advance the way healthcare is delivered to our region with compassion and convenience unique to WMC. Our campus also houses Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center, which provides pediatric emergent and inpatient care, and Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee – the region’s premiere destination for orthopaedic excellence. In addition, WMC’s Williamson Medical Group includes more than 40 providers offering everything from primary care to surgery to pulmonary and sleep medicine. For more information, visit WilliamsonMedicalCenter.org.
ABOUT BONE AND JOINT INSTITUTE OF TENNESSEE | Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee is a destination for comprehensive orthopaedic care. The state-of-the-art flagship facility in Franklin, Tennessee, is led by nationally recognized physicians with expertise in orthopaedic surgery, arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement, sports medicine and spinal surgery. The facility also includes an onsite ambulatory surgery center and a Rehabilitation Services department, a team of physical and occupational therapists working alongside physicians to offer personalized care. Bone and Joint Institute also operates orthopaedic urgent care and physical therapy clinics in Thompson’s Station (Tollgate), Nolensville and Brentwood. For more information visit BoneAndJointTN.org.
ABOUT BLOOD ASSURANCE | Blood Assurance is a nonprofit, full-service regional blood center serving more than 70 health care facilities in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky and North Carolina. Founded in 1972 as a joint effort of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, the Chattanooga Area Hospital Council and the Chattanooga Jaycees, the mission of Blood Assurance is to provide a safe and adequate supply of blood and blood components to every area patient in need.
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