Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Supports January Blood Donation Month and Urges Citizens to Help Donate

Syracuse, NY based Nursing Home urges members of the community to donate blood during Blood Donor Month.
By: Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Jan. 15, 2019 - PRLog -- Millions of people throughout the United States donate blood to help others in times of emergency. Those who donate do so for many different reasons. Some donate for a relative or a friend in need, others just for the satisfaction of helping another. The month of January, designated as Blood Donor Month, is particularly important for donations due to the frequency of winter weather accidents and injuries.

Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center encourages members of the community to participate in blood drives this month. The Red Cross is facing a serious blood shortage, a dangerous situation when someone in the US is in need of blood every two seconds. An estimated 41,000 blood donations are needed every day and while that goal may not be reached, there are enough people eligible to donate to fill it.

"Donating blood is one of the greatest civic acts any of us can do. A simple donation can save multiple lives in our community and around the country," stated Ann Belcher Chief Operating Officer of Vestracare,

When deciding to give blood, one should follow these simple instructions for the best donation experience. First, when giving blood, it is possible to become dizzy from a drop in blood sugar. Drink plenty of water and fruit juice the night and morning before a donation and avoid dehydrating caffeinated beverages. Having food in your stomach also helps decrease light headedness, so it is advised to eat three hours before donation. During your donation, remember to relax. Bring a calming playlist or an ebook, something that only requires one hand to use. Finally, after your donation, be sure to have a meal high in protein to help your body replenish your blood supply. Remember to steer clear of alcoholic beverages for at least 8 hours post donation.

Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is a premier 440-bed skilled nursing facility located at 918 James Street Syracuse N.Y 13203, offers 24-hour comprehensive inpatient care to residents of all ages, who enjoy the view of the Syracuse city life. Services offered include exceptional short-term rehabilitation for individuals coming from an acute-care setting, as well as superior long-term care and hospice care. Bishops highly trained team of physical, occupational and speech therapists carefully tailor unique recovery programs for each resident.

For more information on Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, tour hours, or general inquiries, kindly contact Taylor Acresti, Admissions Coordinator at or at 315-474-1561. Kindly visit our newly redesigned website at Like us at

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