Williamson Medical Center and Bone and Joint Institute to Host Mobile Blood Drive to Support Local Need, Tornado Relief
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Dec. 20, 2021) – Blood Assurance, the sole provider of blood products for Williamson Medical Center (WMC), is hosting a mobile blood drive Wednesday, December 22, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, located at 3000 Edward Curd Lane in Franklin. The drive will support the critical needs of both the local community and areas impacted by recent tornados.
“Communities across our region have experienced devastation due to the recent tornados, and as a result, blood products are in high demand,” said Phil Mazzuca, WMC CEO. “We are happy to host Blood Assurance on our campus to help alleviate some of that need. We invite our staff and our community to consider donating blood and giving the gift of life this holiday season.”
Blood banks are at risk of dropping to critical supply levels without continued donations, which generally decrease during the holiday season. 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.
Angie VanTassell| Alday Public Relations
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