Sioux Falls, SD- Community Blood Bank will join forces with the Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and Hy-Vee on East 10th St. to host two special blood drive events just before the July 4th holiday. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue will host their blood drive at Fire Headquarters (2820 South Minnesota Ave.) on Monday, July 3 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. All who donate will receive a commemorative emergency services t-shirt and a pint of Culver’s Custard. Hy-Vee (East 10th St.) will host their blood drive on Monday, July 3 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. All who donate will receive a special All American blood donor t-shirt and a free breakfast. The public will have an opportunity to donate blood to help local patients in the hospital during the holiday week.
Every three seconds someone needs blood, and the only way to ensure that those needs are met is to rely on volunteer donors to donate blood. “The need for volunteer blood donors in the community is growing every year as our community grows,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. “The Community Blood Bank supplies over 550 units of blood each week to people in the Sioux Falls region. Among those who benefit from donated blood are trauma and burn victims, cancer patients and persons undergoing surgery.”
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 Community Blood Bank at (605) 331-3222.
Community Blood Banks is a nonprofit, cooperative of Sanford Medical Center and Avera McKennan Hospital and the sole blood provider to the Sioux Empire. Community Blood Bank is not affiliated with any other blood bank organizations.