The blood drives are hosted by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, the sole supplier of blood products in Hernando County.
Brooksville, FL (December 28, 2021) — Oak Hill Hospital is proud to join LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, the sole supplier of blood products in Hernando County, to host blood drives on its campus inside the blood mobile from 9:00 am-7:30 pm on the following dates in 2022:
- January 14
- March 18
- May 13
- July 15
- September 16
- November 18
“Due to a national shortage of blood products, there is an emergency need for blood donors of all types just to supply local hospitals,” said Brian Phelan, LifeSouth Donor Recruiter. “We encourage the community to register online for the available dates now so they receive a reminder the week before the event. This helps keep donations up, and since one donation can save up to three lives, someone that donates at each Oak Hill Hospital drive could save up to 18 lives in 2022.”
To donate, donors must be in good health, 17 years old or older (or 16 years old with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and show a valid photo I.D. Register online at https://bit.ly/3myt8ja
To learn more about LifeSouth Community Blood Centers and blood donation, visit lifesouth.org
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About Oak Hill Hospital:
Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984 and is the largest private employer and largest hospital in Hernando and Citrus Counties with 350 beds. The facility offers Hernando County’s only comprehensive cardiovascular program, including an arrhythmia center and open-heart surgery. Oak Hill Hospital’s healthcare delivery team is comprised of more than 600 physicians, 1,800 associates, and over 100 volunteers.
Oak Hill Hospital is an accredited teaching hospital with approval to train 65 residents in the Internal Medicine residency program, 24 residents in the Family Medicine program, 18 residents in the General Surgery program integrated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 18 residents in the Emergency Medicine program, 18 residents in the Anesthesiology program, 6 residents in the Podiatry program, 10 residents in the Transitional Year program, and two residents in the Geriatric Fellowship program.
The Maternity Suites at Oak Hill Hospital offers advanced labor and delivery capabilities in a comfortable and family centered setting and offers Level II NICU services. In addition to the Graduate Medical Education Program, Oak Hill Hospital offers several unique programs in the area, including a 24/7 critical care medicine program staffed by intensivists, a pediatric emergency department, and a dedicated Pediatric Inpatient Unit. Please visit our website for a comprehensive listing of all Oak Hill Hospital accreditations, awards, and distinctions.
The hospital is located at 11375 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL; 1.9 miles east of US 19 on State Road 50. For more information about this release, please contact Katie Stacy, Director of Communications and Community Engagement, at 352-597-6317. For more information about Oak Hill Hospital, visit OakHillHospital.com, or Like Us on Facebook.