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December 08, 2010

Students from Springstead High School’s “Follow the Blood” Program Visit Oak Hill Hospital’s Laboratory and Blood Bank

Spring Hill, Florida (December 1, 2010) – Oak Hill Hospital announced that students from Ms. Anstead’s class at Springstead HS recently visited Oak Hill Hospital’s lab and blood bank as a part of the “Follow the Blood” program. The “Follow the Blood” program came about after a LifeSouth Community Blood Center presentation of “My Blood, Your Blood” at the school. The educational portion was so successful that the teacher wanted to conduct a one day field trip to the LifeSouth Blood Center. The field trip was expanded to a tour of the Oak Hill Hospital blood bank and lab. Students learned about the donation process and the component processing at the blood center and then concluded with a team project and presentation by the students. When the students visit Oak Hill Hospital laboratory, personnel show them exactly what happens to the blood once it’s been collected and processed by LifeSouth.

Oak Hill Hospital’s Lab is the only CAP (College of American Pathologists) accredited hospital laboratory in Hernando County. For more information about Oak Hill Hospital’s laboratory and blood bank contact Don Menezes at don.menezes@HCAHealthcare.com. For more information about LifeSouth Community Blood Center’s “My Blood, Your Blood,” program contact Tom Davis, District Community Development Coordinator for LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, Inc. at 353-425-9743 or email twdavis@lifesouth.org.

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