Rex Healthcare and St. Augustine’s Team Up for Blood Drive
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2014
Alan M. Wolf
Rex Healthcare and St. Augustine’s Team Up to Host Blood Drive
Donations to Help Meet Increasing Need for Blood Types O and B
Who/What: Rex Healthcare, along with St. Augustine’s University and its Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, will host a blood drive event.
Why: The blood drive provides an opportunity to meet a growing need for donations. Specifically, increasing donations of blood types O and B is essential since about 70 percent of African Americans have these types of blood. Types O and B are also the types most in demand for African Americans suffering from diseases like sickle-cell anemia, cancer and heart disease.
The event also provides an opportunity for students and donors to give back to the community and make a meaningful contribution to health care for those in the area. Currently, supplies are low after taking a hit from this week's snow storm, which disrupted regular donations.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 18
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: St. Augustine’s University
1315 Oakwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27610
Media Note: For media inquiries or to attend the event, please contact: Alan Wolf, Rex Healthcare, (919) 784-4467, firstname.lastname@example.org.