Sioux Falls, SD- Blood is the foundation in the treatment of patients with serious medical conditions. It is imperative to maintain a solid blood supply for our community hospitals or elective surgeries may need to be postponed and treatments could be placed on “hold”. Car accident patients could use up to 50 units of blood products, cancer patients up to 30 units and an organ transplant up to 60 units.
“It is a serious situation, maintain an adequate blood supply to keep us prepared and treat patients in our community has been a never ending. Everyday, we need volunteer blood donors to step forward and schedule their donations, states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. “Please consider joining us this week to help our patients and keep the donation schedules full.”
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 about donating blood log onto www.cbblifeblood.org or call Community Blood Bank at 1-877-877-3070.
Tuesday, March 23- Shenanigans Sports Bar & Grill, (1903 S. Ellis Rd), Sioux Falls, SD from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/ShenanigansCommunityBloodDrive
Friday, March 26- Flyboy Donuts, (5005 S. Western Ave., Bridges Shopping Plaza), Sioux Falls, SD from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE YOUR DONATION: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/FlyboyBridgesCommunityBloodDrive
Friday, March 26- Flyboy Donuts, (3600 East 10th St.), Sioux Falls, SD from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE YOUR DONATION: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/FlyboyEast10thBloodDrive
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/