Health: Blood donations at low level. Floyd Corporate Health donates defibrillators and storage units to Floyd County and Rome City Schools

Health: Blood donations at low level. Floyd Corporate Health donates defibrillators and storage units to Floyd County and Rome City Schools

From Blood Assurance Rome: Blood donations are critically low for this time of year. The Rome Donor Center at Midtown Crossing on Shorter Ave. will be open today from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. To schedule a blood donation appointment, call 706-235-9853 or text BAGIVE to 444999. All donors will receive a complimentary bright blue “Heart of a Hero” t-shirt, and those 18 years or older will be entered for the “Pick your Paradise” vacation giveaway as well as a new grill.

Director of Floyd Corporate Health Chris Butler (left), Melinda Jeffers, Superintendent Floyd County Schools John Jackson, Melinda Strickland, Chairman Chip hood, Vice Chairman Tony Daniel, Manager of
Floyd School Nurse Program Jamie Youngblood.
Rome City Schools Assistant Superintendent Brittney Wilson (left), Rome City School Superintendent Louis Byars, Rome City School Board Chairman Faith Collins, Rome City School Board Member Dale Swann, Rome City School Board Chairman Member Elaina Beeman and Chris Butler.

Media release: The partnership between Floyd Corporate Health and area school systems has resulted in the placement of automated external defibrillators and storage containers in Floyd County and Rome schools.

AEDs are portable electronic devices that automatically diagnose irregular heartbeats and are immediately able to treat them by applying an electrical current that helps the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.

This week, Floyd Corporate Health delivered 11 AEDs and storage containers to Floyd County Schools, while storage containers were delivered to Rome City Schools to be used for the 10 AED devices they received last year.

“Our partnership with Floyd Corporate Health continues to grow and we are very appreciative of the services they provide for Floyd County Schools,” said Deputy Superintendent April Childers.  “This amazing donation provides us with a tool that could save a life in an emergency situation and we are grateful.  Chris Butler and his team at Floyd has made Floyd County Schools a priority and we look forward to working with them in the upcoming years.”

Rome City Schools Superintendent Louis Byars and other school system officials were present Monday at Anna K. Davie Elementary School to receive the containers.

“We are very glad to have these,” Byars said. “That being said, we also hope we never have to use one.”

Floyd Corporate Health works with organizations of all types and sizes to design and implement occupational safety and health programs. Last years, more than 300 CPR courses, which include AED training, were taught in area schools.

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