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Hegg Memorial Health Center Avera Health to Host a Community Blood Bank

Hegg Memorial Health Center Avera Health will host a community blood drives on Tuesday, May 28 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. All blood donations will stay local to help save the lives of area patients in need.          

Community Blood Bank supplies over 550 units of blood each week to people in the region.  Among those who benefit from donated blood are trauma and burn victims, cancer patients and persons undergoing surgery.  Donating blood is a simple way to save patients’ lives in the community.  Without volunteer blood donors donating blood throughout the summer, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain an adequate supply of blood for our community hospitals.         

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, call Hegg Memorial Health Center Avera Health at 712-476-8020. All walk-ins area welcome.