KIA of Waldorf supports Children's National Medical Center with life-saving blood donations
Washington, DC- On Thursday, February 16th, KIA of Waldorf will host a blood drive to benefit Children's National. The blood drive will be held from 10 am to 2:30 pm at 3188 Crain Hwy in Waldorf, Maryland.
Children's National relies on lifesaving blood donors to treat premature babies, patients requiring surgery, and those receiving treatment for cancer and sickle cell disease. A single unit of blood can help and even save the lives of three children. Donations are relatively pain-free (just a modest needle stick) and can be made by most people over the age of 17. Children's National offers clear information about how to donate blood on their website.
KIA of Waldorf understands the importance of blood donations and supports Children's National on a yearly basis.
General Manager, Jay Wedick, elaborates: "Providing our facility and staff to support Children's National is a small way to support our community. We are honored to support Children's National Blood Drive for a second year in a row. Children are our future, so we'll continue to support this incredible effort."
Children's National appreciates the efforts of organizations and businesses like KIA and applauds local blood drives like this one.
"It truly takes the whole community to support our work on behalf of children and families across the metro area," said Naomi Luban, MD, Chief of Laboratory Medicine at Children's National. "We care for kids from Waldorf and all across Maryland, so it is gratifying to see the support of organizations like KIA in getting the word out about the importance of donating blood."
For information regarding eligibility or appointments, please visit childrensnational.org/donateblood or call 202-476-KIDS (5437).
For KIA of Waldorf: Jessica King - Phone: 301-645-1711 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Web: kiaofwaldrof.com
For Children's National: Andrea Wolschleger, Donor Recruiter, Edward J. Miller, Sr. Blood Donor Center, Children's National Medical Center - Phone: 202-476-3306
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Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation's children since 1870. Home to Children's Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children's National is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. With 303 beds, more than 1,330 nurses, 550 physicians, and seven regional outpatient centers, Children's National is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the Washington metropolitan area. Children's National has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a MagnetŪ designated hospital, the highest level of recognition for nursing excellence that a medical center can achieve. For more information, visit ChildrensNational.org, receive the latest news from the Children's National press room, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
KIA of Waldorf was purchased by dealer principal Geoff Wanamaker in 2008. The dealership serves the Charles, St. Mary's, Calvert and Prince George counties primarily as well as customers from Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District. KIA of is the number #1 KIA dealer in the metropolitan area in Service Customer Satisfaction for the second year in a row as well as the KIA brand is ranked fifth #5 in CSI (Customer Satisfaction Index) in the world. KIA of Waldorf supports the community being involved with programs like the annual Coats for Kids drive.