CTMC will host quarterly blood drive on Jan. 16
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS
– January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, and the Blood Center of Central Texas is giving a free Tumbler cup to those who donate in January. Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) will host its quarterly blood drive on Thursday, Jan. 16 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. in CTMC’s Main Classroom. Those who want to donate may sign up online at inyourhands.org
and use the group code A116.
Because of the continually increasing need for donations, the Blood Center of Central Texas encourages qualified donors to give blood regularly. According to the organization’s website, every community needs hundreds of donations each day to meet the demands for blood. The recommended donation amount is once a quarter, and up to two lives can be saved per donation.
“CTMC’s mission is ‘extending the healing ministry of Christ,’” notes David Erb, CTMC Lab Service Director, “Those who donate blood help to put that mission in motion by touching countless lives.”
Donors should a full meal before donating and bring their photo ID. For more information, visit inyourhands.org
or call CTMC Laboratory Manager David Erb at (512) 753-3533.
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families.
In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. CTMC also added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011 and became an accredited Primary Stroke Center in 2013. In 2012, CTMC became the first operating room along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio to be equipped with a da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery suite.
CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System has grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant health care provider in the nation. Today, Adventist Health System supports 44 campuses and employs 79,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of more than 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.