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CTMC will host blood drive on May 31

Rachel Nelson 512-753-3616                                                     
SAN MARCOS, TX – Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) will host its quarterly blood drive on Friday, May 31 from 7 a.m. – noon in CTMC’s Main Classroom. Those who want to donate may sign up online at
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 eat a full meal before donating and bring their photo ID.
About CTMC
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. 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, AHS has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, AHS supports 43 hospitals and employs 55,000 individuals. AHS hospitals are comprised of 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.