Thank you donors
After more than 40 years, we have closed our Blood Center. Advances in medical science and patient blood management have dramatically decreased the need for blood at hospitals nationwide, including Community Hospital, which has reduced its usage by 47 percent since 2009. The reduced use is good news for patients, in terms of both safety and reduced costs, but it also means it has become more expensive to operate our own Blood Center than to obtain blood and blood products from someone else, as most hospitals do. We are now working with United Blood Services, a nonprofit organization and one of the nation’s oldest and largest suppliers.
We want to thank our donors and blood drive organizers for their commitment to the health of our community. And we encourage community members to continue to donate blood when United Blood Services holds drives in the area.