The struggles continue as Community Blood Bank fights a never-ending battle between “just having enough blood” and “critically in need of donations”. Community members have been generously giving blood during the COVID pandemic for one year now. One year ago, Community Blood Bank experienced cancellations totaling over 5,000 units. Throughout the pandemic, multiple organizations and donors have come to the aid of our hospital patients and hosted very successful blood drives.
“We are asking residents to remember the need for blood this spring. Please make sure to come back and schedule a time for your next donations in order to keep our blood supply strong,” states Lauri Hoffmann, Program Coordinator. “Volunteers coming into our donor rooms and on our bloodmobiles to donate is the only way we can keep up with the demand we are seeing. We are still maintaining COVID social distancing policies that limit the number of donations we can have each hour. It is very important that each blood drive has a full schedule.”
Join us the week of March 8 to donate blood and have some fun in the process!
Monday, March 8- Adrian EMS Hall, (201 Maine Ave.), Adrian, MN from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/AdrianBloodDrive
Thursday, March 11- kRav’N, (3512 W. 74th St.), Sioux Falls, SD from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/kRavNCommunityBloodDrive
Thursday, March 11- The Barrel House, (4701 East 54th St.), Sioux Falls, SD from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/TheBarrellHouseCommunityBloodDrive
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/
In order to maintain a strong blood supply in the month of March, Community Blood Bank and Blarney Stone have partnered up to provide “Luck O’ Friday” on Friday, March 12. Donate blood on Friday in our donor room at either Avera McKennan Hospital (Avera McKennan, Plaza 2, (4th Floor) 1301 S. Cliff Ave., Sioux Falls, SD) or Sanford USD Medical Center (Main Hospital Lobby, 1305 W. 18th St., Sioux Falls, SD) and receive a certificate for a free pint of your favorite Irish brew and a $10 giftcard to use towards some good eats.
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.