Western Reserve Hospital earns ‘Largest One Day Hospital Blood Drive’ Award

American Red Cross award won for third straight year

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Cuyahoga Falls, OH — Western Reserve Hospital earned the American Red Cross’s “Largest One Day Hospital Blood Drive” award for the third year in a row following the hospital’s signature “Rumble at the Reserve” annual event.

The blood drive took place on Aug. 22, 2013, and raised a total of 223 pints of blood — shattering previous blood drive totals and beating out 57 other competing hospitals. Red Cross presented the award to Western Reserve Hospital in May.

The Rumble at the Reserve Blood Drive is Western Reserve Hospital’s signature outreach event. Debuting in 2009 as an internal employee blood drive, the event has grown in its success and has continued to break hospital records. In 2010, the drive saw 124 donors. By 2011, that number nearly doubled and the participation continues to grow each year.

“Blood donations are responsible for saving countless lives every day,” said Dr. Robert Kent, President and CEO of Western Reserve Hospital. “Our continued success with the Rumble at the Reserve events demonstrates our firm commitment to preserving life — not only the lives of our patients, but those of people who have survived a potentially fatal experience thanks to donated blood.”

This year, Western Reserve Hospital will hold the Rumble at the Reserve Blood Drive on Aug. 21, 2014. To learn more, visit WesternReserveHospital.org or call (330)971-7000.

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