SVMC Hosts Blood Drive

September 21, 2015

BENNINGTON, VT—September 21, 2015—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center is hosting an American Red Cross Blood drive 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2015 in the employee cafeteria. Information Desk volunteers will be available to show members of the public the way.

This drive is especially important, as blood volumes are at critically low levels. Those with the blood type O negative are especially encouraged to donate.

There are many ways to make an appointment. Visit Call 1-800-REDCROSS. Or text bloodapp to 90999 to download the app to your smartphone. The app will allow you to make an appointment. As always, walk-ins will be accommodated as well.

SVMC is a full-service community hospital whose physicians are members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, a multispecialty medical group operated in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. SVMC is part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), an integrated health system serving Bennington and Windham Counties in Vermont, upper New York State, and Northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. In addition to the medical center, SVHC consists of the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, SVMC Northshire Campus in Manchester, SVMC Deerfield Valley Campus in Wilmington, Mountain Medical at the base of Mount Snow, and the SVHC Foundation. To learn more, visit