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Published on March 31, 2010

Blood donations needed now 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lauren Elsensohn (831) 622-2758

Communication and Marketing (831) 625-4505

MONTEREY, Calif. - Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula needs blood donations and is asking our community to donate. 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. Regular hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Learn more about donating at http://www.chomp.org/, or join us at one of these public blood drives:


Dole Fresh Vegetables

Thursday, April 8, 1-4 p.m.

2959 Salinas Highway, Monterey, CA 93940

Contact: Ann Marie Pagan (831) 641-4248

Capital Insurance Group

Friday, April 15, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

2300 Garden Road, Monterey, CA 93940

Contact: Gini Russo, (831) 649-1155

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Tuesday, April 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039

Contact: Susan Von Thun, (831) 775-2006

American Red Cross-Carmel

Thursday, April 22, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Chapter House

SE corner of 8th & Dolores, Carmel, CA 93921

Contact: Daniella Estrella-Salgado (831) 624-6921

Garden Health & Fitness

Monday, April 26, 8 a.m.-noon

2000 Garden Road, Monterey, CA 93950

Contact: Katherine Lamarque (831) 646-0550

CTB-McGraw Hill

Wednesday, April 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

20 Ryan Ranch Road, Monterey, CA 93940

Contact: Brandi Brisco, (831) 393-7089

Monterey Rotary & Monterey Hyatt

Thursday, April 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

One Old Golf Course Rd., Monterey, CA 93940

Contact: Joe Rheim, joerheim@redshift.com

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/