Blood Donors Needed to Avoid Critical Shortages for Local Supply

Bill’s Story / Bill’s Passion to Save Lives
May 7, 2020

Blood Donors Needed to Avoid Critical Shortages for Local Supply

BLOOD DRIVE “POP – UP” DONATION SITES Situations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic continue to lower blood collections for Community Blood Bank (the local blood provider) which will threaten blood supplies through the completion of the summer. “We have seen a trend in the last two weeks, with a 30 – 50% drop in donations with less donations in both our hospital room locations and lower scheduled appointments at many of our pop-up community blood drives,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director of Community Blood Bank. “A strong showing of blood donors in the two weeks ahead will be extremely important as we move into the completion of July and transition into August. Many families will be taking their last vacations and schools will begin. This time of year is naturally lower in collections, but with COVID-19 keeping potential donors home, we are concerned about the overall outcome and how this will affect our supplies for treating local patients.”

Monday, August 3- Hy-Vee (3020 East 10th St.), Sioux Falls, SD: 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/hyvee10thstblooddrive

Thursday, August 6- Scheels (2101 West 41st St.), Sioux Falls, SD: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/sfscheelsblooddrive

Avera McKennan Donor Room (Avera McKennan Plaza 2, 1301 S. Cliff Ave., 3rd floor, donor parking by valet area) Sioux Falls, SD: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PLEASE CALL 605-322-7111 OR CLICK ON THE LINK TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: http://cbblifeblood.org/donate/donation-locations/

Sanford USD Medical Center Donor Room (1305 W. 18th St. / Main Hospital Locken Lobby, Donors are to use valet parking), Sioux Falls, SD: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PLEASE CALL 605-333-6444 OR CLICK ON THE LINK TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: http://cbblifeblood.org/donate/donation-locations/