Over the last months there has been a drastic swing in the use of blood with our community hospital patients. Many residents, with health conditions, have reserved from going to the hospital during the pandemic. With the pandemic lingering, critically ill patients are requiring treatment that requires the use of blood products. Volunteer blood donors are essential during this critical time in our community history. Regardless of your blood type, donors will impact the lives of our local patients as we struggle to maintain a strong supply.
Donate blood this week by scheduling your donation at one of the following blood drives:
Monday, February 15: Faith Lutheran Brethren Church, (501 East Garfield), Hendricks, MN from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/HendricksBloodDrive
Thursday, February 18: Associated Consulting Engineering, (340 S. Phillips Ave.), Sioux Falls, SD from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. For information call 605-331-3222.
Thursday, February 18: Sanford Family Medicine & Acute Care, (32nd & Ellis Rd), Sioux Falls, SD from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/SanfordEllisBloodDrive
Friday, February 19: R.F. Pettigrew Elementary, (7900 West 53rd St.), Sioux Falls, SD from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Replenishment blood drive for “Baby Lucas”) CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/RFPettigrewElementaryBloodDrive
Avera McKennan Donor Room (Avera McKennan Plaza 2, 1301 S. Cliff Ave., 4th 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/
Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form found at www.cbblifeblood.org) weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good general health. Donors exhibiting cold or flu symptoms are unable to donate. A valid identification is required at the time of registration. It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood. With policies associated in addressing COVID-19, only donors with appointments will be accepted. To schedule your appointment donors can log onto www.cbblifeblood.org