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Published on February 17, 2014

Rex Healthcare and St. Augustine’s Team Up for Blood Drive

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2014

Contact:
Alan M. Wolf
(919) 784-4467
alan.wolf@rexhealth.com


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, alan.wolf@rexhealth.com.