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Published on September 07, 2010

September blood drives planned, including 9/11 event

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Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544

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MONTEREY, Calif. — Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula plans six blood drives in September, including one on September 11.

"Holding a drive on 9/11 gives people an opportunity to mark the day by doing something for others," says Sharon Paddock, supervisor of the Blood Center. "Every unit of blood can save up to three lives."

The September 11 drive is from 1-4 p.m. at Del Monte Center, near Century Theatres.

Locations and dates of the other drives are: Naval Postgraduate School, 1 University Circle, Monterey, 10:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Sept. 23 (military clearance required for gate access); Capital Insurance Group, 2300 Garden Road, Monterey, 9-11:30 a.m., Sept. 24; Congregation Beth Israel, 5716 Carmel Valley Road., Carmel, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. September 26; Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, 7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. September 28; Community Hospital campus at Ryan Ranch, 2 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 30.

Donors may also give at Community Hospital's Blood Center, at 576 Hartnell St., Suite 100, across from the post office in Monterey. It is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays. Appointments are recommended and may be made by calling 625-4814.

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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 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 www.chomp.org