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Hospital prepares for several October event

Published 3:39pm Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital is preparing for several events in the next few weeks.

The hospital’s Auxiliary will sponsor their Annual Fall $5 Jewelry Sale on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 4 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the hospital classroom. One of the group’s most popular fundraisers, the jewelry sale has helped to purchase much-needed equipment for the hospital, as well as fund scholarships for area students who wish to pursue careers in healthcare.

The Auxiliary’s annual Fall Blood Drive will be held Monday, Oct. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be only one location this year in the United Blood Services mobile unit located in the hospital’s main parking lot. All blood types are needed, especially Type O.

For those with jam-packed schedules that day, you can save time by completing the health history questionnaire online the day of your donation at www.unitedbloodservices.org. Print and bring your Fast Track Donation Ticket to the blood drive. You can also schedule a donation appointment by going to www.bloodhero.com (sponsor code: bwwmh) or call Chrissy Brooker at (334) 287-2626. All donors will receive a free t-shirt.

The “Breathe Easy” Lunch and Learn program will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8 at noon in the hospital classroom. Kayla Hasty, respiratory therapist, will be presenting the program. Lunch is available for $5 per plate. For reservations, call Chrissy Brooker at (334) 287-2626.

The hospital and the Cancer Care Center of Demopolis will also sponsor a free prostate cancer screening on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Call (334) 287-2647 to register.

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