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Palmyra changes blood supplier

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Palmyra Medical Center is hoping to meet patient needs better after selecting a multi-state agency to supply the hospital with blood.

Southeastern Community Blood Center is now the sole blood provider for that hospital. The organization serves over 25 counties in north Florida and the south Georgia region. SCBC prides itself on keeping blood donations local. Palmyra spokesman Eric Riggle said it was a decision the hospital made based on service.

"We're looking at it from a service standpoint and our new provider has a great reputation in this region for offering good customer service, doing that on a very cost effective basis, so those are two of the key components we would look for in a supplier," said Eric Riggle, Palmyra Medical Center.

Palmyra hopes the community will come out an support the four blood drives they have planned this year. To kick off the partnership, the first blood drive will be held January 21 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in front of Palmyra Medical Center.

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