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ORGANIZATION: SOUTH BEND MEDICAL FOUNDATION INC

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Blood donors are needed in our community to save the lives of others. Blood cannot be donated from one person to another. After blood is donated, it is then tested and made available for distribution to the hospitals we serve which include Beacon Health System, Saint Joseph Health System and Elkhart General Hospital. Blood donors are eligible to donate blood every 56 days and it's important to donate when you are eligible so that tested, safe blood is available and on-hand when the unexpected occurs. Blood donation is a selfless act that has a lasting impact on those in need.

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About SOUTH BEND MEDICAL FOUNDATION INC

Location:

3355 DOUGLAS RD, SOUTH BEND, IN 46635, US

Mission Statement

To provide high-quality pathology and blood services to those we serve, keeping in mind there is a life behind everything we do.

Description

South Bend Medical Foundation (SBMF) provides blood to Beacon Health System, Saint Joseph Health System and Elkhart Hospital. Blood cannot be manufactured and has to be donated from one person, tested and transfused into another. SBMF is a blood collection site where donors can come and donate a pint of whole blood, a unit of platelets, or a double unit of red cells. Blood donors 16-years-old can donate blood with parental consent. Donors must meet certain criteria, such as weighing 110 pounds in order to donate. Donors will fill out a questionnaire and will have a short physical screening for temperature, hematocrit, blood pressure and pulse. Donors will need about 45 minutes for the entire process of screening, donation and juice/ cookies! Remember: this is NOT a fasting test, please drink extra water and eat a good meal prior to your donation.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Emergency & Safety
Health & Medicine
Community, Emergency & Safety, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations South Bend, IN 46635

(41.70993,-86.20085)
 

SKILLS

  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • It takes roughly 45 minutes to donate a unit of whole blood, complete screening and relax after while eating cookies and drinking juice.
  • Valid Student, Work or state ID

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