Published on February 01, 2010
Blood donations needed now
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544
MONTEREY, Calif. - Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula is encouraging community members to consider making blood donations. Donating saves lives. Donating blood is easy - the time it takes to donate is just under one hour. If you are able to give blood, older than age 16, and weigh more than 110 pounds, call 625-4814 to make an appointment. Drop-ins are also welcome. The Blood Center is at the Hartnell Professional Center, 576 Hartnell Street, Suite 100, across from the post office in Monterey. Learn more about donating at http://www.chomp.org/, or join us at one of these public blood drives:
Keller Williams Realty
Monday, February 8, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
26200 Carmel Rancho Blvd., Carmel, CA 93923
Contact: Keller Williams, (831) 622-6200
Monterey Farmer's Market
Tuesday, February 9, 4-7 p.m.
Franklin Street, at Alvarado
Contact: Blood Center, (831) 625-4814
American Red Cross
Thursday, February 18, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Carmel Chapter House
SE corner of 8th & Dolores, Carmel, CA 93921
Contact: Daniella Estrella-Salgado (831) 624-6921
Capital Insurance Group
Friday, February 19, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
2300 Garden Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Contact: Gini Russo, (831) 233-5500
Mission San Juan Bautista Parish
Sunday, February 21, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
600 First St., San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
Contact: Ernest Franco (831) 623-4953
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Tuesday, February 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039
Contact: Susan Von Thun, (831) 775-2006
Wednesday, February 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
20 Ryan Ranch Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Contact: Brandi Brisco, (831) 393-7089
Del Monte Center Health Fair
Saturday, February 27, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Near Century Theatres, Del Monte Center, Monterey, CA 93940
Contact: Terri Neece (831) 373-2705, ext. 107
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, founded in 1934 and located at 23625 Holman Highway in Monterey, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through 15 locations, including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at http://www.chomp.org/