Hospital hosting public blood drive

Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis will host a nine-hour blood drive Friday.

The drive will be 7 a.m. to noon and 4 to 8 p.m. in the Terrace Conference Room at the hospital, 8111 Emerson Ave., Indianapolis.

The drive is open to the public. Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins also are welcome.

Donors should expect the process to take about an hour, which includes a mini-physical and a 15-minute resting period with complimentary snacks after donating.

Those with questions about their eligibility can email To register, visit and click “Schedule to Donate.” Search “Franciscan” and make an appointment. Those donating should bring a photo ID and be sure to have eaten something prior to donation.