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Published on July 09, 2012

Give blood, get a T-shirt as summertime drive kicks off

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544

Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505

 

Summertime blood driveMONTEREY, Calif. — It’s summertime and the giving is easy — and much needed — during the annual seasonal blood drive at the Blood Center of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

The campaign starts Monday, July 23 and continues through Friday, August 3. Donors will receive a special T-shirt, while supplies last.

“During the summer, people are busy with travel and vacations, but the need for blood is constant,” says Sharon Paddock, Blood Center supervisor. “We hope people will make the time to come to the Blood Center and donate, to ensure that our community has the blood that it needs.”

Donors may give at the Blood Center at 576 Hartnell Street, Suite 100, across from the post office in Monterey. Appointments are recommended and may be made by calling 625-4814 or e-mailing bloodcenter@chomp.org, but drop-ins are welcome. The center 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 3:15 p.m. Fridays. More information, including a schedule of mobile drives, is available at www.chomp.org . You can also find us on Facebook.

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ABOUT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 207 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 http://www.chomp.org/