Community Blood Bank, KELO Radio, Camille’s Sidewalk Café and the South Dakota Pork Producers Council will host the annual “Rise and Shine” community blood drive on Friday, August 2 from 6:30 am to 11:00 am at Camille’s Sidewalk Café (corner of 41st St. & Grange Ave). All blood donations will benefit the summer blood supply for local Sioux Falls hospitals. All who donate will receive a special event t-shirt, free breakfast, compliments of Camille’s Sidewalk Café and the first 50 donors will receive a pair of movie tickets.
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 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. Community Blood Bank is not associated with any other blood bank organizations. For more information log onto www.cbblifeblood.org or call Community Blood Bank at 605-331-3222.