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WMC, Bone and Joint To Host Blood Drive March 28

Participants in this monthโ€™s blood drive will receive a free โ€œLucky Lifesaverโ€ t-shirt and two tickets to the Home Show.

Williamson Medical Center (WMC) and Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee (BJIT) will host a blood drive with Blood Assurance, the sole provider of blood products forย Williamson Health, on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donors are encouraged to sign up here via the Blood Assurance website for an appointment time, though walk-ins are welcome.

The March blood drive will be conducted in the Blood Assurance mobile unit in the BJIT parking lot located at 3000 Edward Curd Lane in Franklin. Williamson Medical Center and Bone and Joint Institute are both part of Williamson Health, a regional healthcare system based in Williamson County with more than 30 locations. Participants in this monthโ€™s blood drive will receive a free โ€œLucky Lifesaverโ€ t shirt and two tickets to the Home Show, while supplies last.

โ€œLess than 5 percent of the eligible United States population donate blood annually,โ€ said the nonprofitโ€™s media relations coordinator, Max Winitz. โ€œDonating this month helps ensure that lifesaving resources are there for those who need them.โ€

Know before you go

To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids โ€” avoiding caffeine โ€” and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating.

ย Learn more at WilliamsonHealth.org.

 

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.