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Castlewood Community to Hold a Life Saving Blood Drive Event

Castlewood, SD- Donate blood at the Castlewood community blood drive to save lives at a special All American community blood drive on Monday, July 17 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Castlewood. The public will have an opportunity to donate blood to help local patients in at the hospital during the month of July.  All blood donors will receive a great All American t-shirt.

“As we enter the summer months, it becomes extremely difficult to maintain an adequate blood supply for our community,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. “With many summer activities and vacations occurring, people forget to give blood throughout the summer.  Summer is traditionally a time when there is a higher occurrence of accidents and injury as people travel on roadways and water ways, thus increasing the need for blood.”

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form found at www.cbblifeblood.org), weigh 110 lbs or more and be in good general health the day of the donation.  Please bring an I.D.  It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluid prior to donating.  For more information log onto www.cbblifeblood.org or call Terra Ching at 793-2285.

Community Blood Banks is a nonprofit, cooperative of Sanford and Avera Health and the sole blood provider to Sanford Deuel County Medical Center, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System and 32 other local hospitals. Community Blood Bank is not associated with any other blood bank organizations.