Special to Iredell Free News

Iredell Health System will host a blood drive with The Blood Connection, a nonprofit community blood center, on Tuesday, April 9.

The blood drive will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Iredell Mooresville, located at 653 Bluefield Road. The blood drive is open to the public, and appointments are recommended.

You can make a life-altering difference in your community by donating blood. Donating blood is crucial for saving lives in emergencies, surgeries, and for treating various medical conditions. It helps ensure a steady supply of blood for patients in need. You can save three local lives in less than one hour through a blood donation.

Donors need to be at least 18 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in general good health. Make sure to bring a photo ID with you to your appointment. To schedule an appointment for the Iredell Mooresville blood drive, visit donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/sponsor_code and enter “7864.”

Each donor will receive reward points for a $50 eGift Card with numerous popular options to choose from.

About Iredell Health System

Iredell Health System includes Iredell Memorial Hospital; Iredell Mooresville; two urgent care centers; Iredell Home Health; Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center; Community and Corporate Wellness; Occupational Medicine; the Iredell Physician Network and more. Iredell Memorial Hospital is the largest and only nonprofit hospital in Iredell County. The comprehensive healthcare facility has 247 beds; more than 1,800 employees; and has 260 physicians representing various specialties. Centers of excellence include Women’s and Children’s; Cardiovascular; Cancer; Surgical Services and Wellness & Prevention. The Health System’s second campus, Iredell Mooresville, is home to the area’s only 24-hour urgent care facility, as well as an ambulatory surgery center, imaging center, rehabilitation services, and physician practices. The mission of Iredell Health System is to inspire wellbeing. For a comprehensive list of services and programs, visit www.iredellhealth.org.