Ace Hardware, Vermillion SD, Sanford Vermillion Medical Center and Community Blood Bank will partner up to save local lives at a special summer community blood drive event held on Tuesday, July 30 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm at both Ace Hardware and Sanford Vermillion with one bloodmobile at each location. The public will have an opportunity to donate blood to help local patients in the hospital during the month of July. All blood donations will directly impact patients’ lives in Vermillion. All who donate will receive an All American blood donor t-shirt and a certificate for a free crispy beef taco, compliments of Taco John’s®, (Vermillion location).
“The summer has been one of the most difficult to keep up with the demand for blood in recent years,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. “There have been many weeks where our usage is outpacing collection by 35%. Our hope is to start the summer months strong with an ample blood supply and keep this momentum moving to avoid any summer blood shortages. Join us to save lives within the community and show your support for those who serve and impact the community in many ways.”