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April 1, 2011 

Good Friday Blood Drive Returns to St. Nicholas

Sheboygan , Wis. — The 13th annual Good Friday blood drive sponsored by St. Nicholas Hospital and Sheboygan area Catholic Parishes will be held Friday, April 22.

Donations benefit the Blood Center of Wisconsin, which provides blood products to more than 50 medical centers in Wisconsin, and is the single source of blood products for Sheboygan hospitals. Donations made to this drive support patient care here in Sheboygan.

"Like many other holidays when people travel or have lots of activities, Easter is a challenging time to collect blood," said Tony Servais, Blood Center of Wisconsin. "With only a three-day blood supply available to hospitals and patients, any interruption in routine donations can reduce this available supply," he said.

Basic requirements for donating blood include being at least 17-years-old (16-years-old with parental consent) and in general good health. It takes less than an hour to donate. Please bring a driver's license or state ID.

Good Friday Blood Drive

  • April 22, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • St. Nicholas Hospital Christopher Room
    • 3100 Superior Avenue (use West entrance, lower level)
  • For appointments call (920) 459-4636 or log on to www.bcw.edu/GoodFriday
  • Walk-ins also welcome

About St. Nicholas Hospital

St. Nicholas Hospital is a non-profit hospital sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis located at 3100 Superior Avenue , Sheboygan , Wisconsin . Our mission and vision is to provide family-centered, compassionate care without regard for race, creed, or ability to pay. This is achieved through our core values of respect, care, competence, and joy. To learn more, visit www.stnicholashospital.org .

About Hospital Sisters Health System

Hospital Sisters Health System is a Roman Catholic health care mission founded to continue the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care framed in traditional values taught by St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi . It is dedicated to serving all people, including the poor and the needy, at each of its 13 Local Systems in Wisconsin (Sheboygan, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, and two in Green Bay) and in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Highland, Litchfield, Springfield and Streator). For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org

To learn more, visit www.stnicholashospital.org .

Media Note:  Please go to the Media room for related photo located at - www.stvincenthospital.org

CONTACT: Lisa Malak
Media/PR Specialist
St. Vincent Hospital
835 South Van Buren Street
Green Bay , WI 54301
920-884-5570
lisa.malak@stvgb.org

 

CONTACT: Xue Yang
Marketing Specialist
St. Nicholas Hospital
3100 Superior Avenue
Sheboygan , WI 53081
920-459-4739
xyang@sns.hshs.org

 

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