Baltimore Washington Medical Center is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, November 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 301 Hospital Drive in Glen Burnie in the Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center, located on the third floor of the medical center. To give blood, donors must be healthy, at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood in the last 56 days or donated double red cells in the last 112 days.
First-time donors should bring their driver’s license or two other forms of identification with them, as well as a list of any medications they are currently taking. Those who have donated before should bring their donor card. After checking in, each donor will receive a mini-physical, which consists of answering questions during a confidential interview, as well as having their temperature, hemoglobin level, blood pressure and pulse checked. Following the donation process, donors can spend a few minutes enjoying refreshments.
Questions regarding donor eligibility should be directed to the American Red Cross at 1-866-236-3276. To schedule an appointment to make this life-saving donation, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or Baltimore Washington Medical Center’s Marketing and Communications department at 410-787-4367.