Contact: Debra Thompson
Director, RMH Corporate Communications
Virginia Blood Services Harrisonburg-Rockingham Donor Center Opens at New Location May 23.
The RMH Blood Donor Center, operated by Virginia Blood Services and located in the Grace Street Building at the former Rockingham Memorial Hospital campus, is moving to 182 Neff Avenue, in the Town Center shopping mall.
The center will be closed for the move Friday, May 20 and will reopen in its new location Monday, May 23.
Virginia Blood Services supplies virtually all the blood products used by patients at RMH, including those undergoing chemotherapy.
“The new, high-profile donor center in Harrisonburg will increase awareness of the blood center’s presence in the community and the need for donors,” said Marly Fausz, communications manager, Virginia Blood Services. “Virginia Blood Services needs 400 blood donations each day to meet the needs of 21 hospitals throughout central Virginia.”
A grand opening and ribbon cutting for the blood center is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8.
The new registration desk number for Virginia Blood Services in Harrisonburg is 540-437-9890. For more information about donating blood, visit www.vablood.org