Tidewater Physical Therapy is proud to host a blood drive next month at its N. Battlefield Boulevard clinic in Chesapeake. An American Red Cross blood bus will be on site March 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the clinic parking lot. All eligible donors are encouraged to stop by and give the gift of life. Tidewater Physical Therapy will provide swag bags of goodies to all volunteer donors as a thank you for taking the time to give blood.
“We are so excited to participate in supporting the American Red Cross,” said Clinical Director Renee Midgett, PT DPT. “There is such an important need in our communities and we are thrilled to play a role in helping the local medical community meet that need.”
The Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood and platelet donations each day to serve the patients at about 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide. Blood and platelets are used to treat patient emergencies, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for cancer or sickle cell disease.
To give blood on March 3, donors need to provide a blood donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of identification to check-in. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health. On the day of the drive, donors can save time by using RapidPass, at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass, to complete their pre-donation reading and health history online ahead of their visit.
Tidewater Physical Therapy’s Battlefield clinic is located at 927 N. Battlefield Blvd Ste 200 in Chesapeake. The clinic offers comprehensive physical therapy services as well as neurological and vestibular rehabilitation, balance and fall prevention and orthotics.
The clinic is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information or to make an appointment call 757-436-3350.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org.
About Tidewater Physical Therapy:
Founded in 1986, Tidewater Physical Therapy remains a physical therapist-owned, independent, outpatient physical therapy practice, with more than 30 clinics, aquatic therapy centers and Performance Centers located throughout Southeast and Central Virginia.
Many of the physical therapists at Tidewater Physical Therapy Inc. hold Direct Access Certification through the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy allowing them to evaluate and treat patients without a prescription. As part of a healthcare team, a physical therapist will make an assessment of a patient’s condition and create a plan to start on the road to wellness. The Tidewater Physical Therapy team will communicate with a patient’s physician or dentist of record and obtain a referral, if necessary, for continued treatment. Tidewater Physical Therapy will also work with insurance carriers to make sure services are covered by a patient’s plan.
For more information about Tidewater Physical Therapy, visit http://www.tpti.com. Learn more about the Tidewater Performance Centers at http://www.tidewaterperform.com.