Sheldon IA- Citizen’s State Bank of Sheldon and Community Blood Bank are hosting a community blood drives on Friday, April 26 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. All blood donations will impact the local blood supply at Sanford Sheldon.
“With the warming of the weather, it is hard to think about the poor weather conditions we had a few weeks ago. During this time, we experienced over a dozen blood drive cancellations, which placed the local blood supply at very low levels, with less than a 72 hours supply available for some blood types. These many cancellations reduced the overall collections by 42%. Our hope is to see a strong showing from the community through blood donation at this blood drive,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. “Volunteers coming forward to donate blood is the only way to secure the blood supply for Chester. Giving blood with Community Blood Bank will directly impact the lives of patients in need in Sheldon. Community Blood Bank is the only local blood source and is not associated with other blood bank entities.”
Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form), weigh 110 lbs or more and be in good general health. It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood. Please bring an ID with you at the time of donation. For more information log onto www.cbblifeblood.org, or call Community Blood Bank at 1-877-877-3070.
Community Blood Bank is not affiliated with other blood bank organizations and takes pride in being a self-sufficient organization, thanks to the generosity of our local blood donors.