2013 News

Published on October 21, 2013

We want to draw your blood — for Halloween

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544

Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505

T-shirtMONTEREY, Calif. — T-shirts and treats will be given to donors during Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula’s annual Halloween blood drive, October 28-November 1.

Get a “Get Caught Up in Saving Lives” spider-web shirt and check out the Blood Center’s Halloween decorations during the drive. Win prizes from the Blood Center and from radio station KRML — renamed “102pint1” during the drive.

 

Blood donated at the center is used by our community, supplying about 99 percent of the need of patients at Community Hospital. The Blood Center is open weekdays, but will be closed October 29 for an off-site drive. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended, by calling 625-4814. The Blood Center is at 576 Hartnell Street in downtown Monterey, across from the post office.

 

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ABOUT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

CommunityHospital of the MontereyPeninsula, 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 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 MontereyPeninsula 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 CentralCoast, and business offices. Find more information about CommunityHospital of the MontereyPeninsula at http://www.chomp.org/