Sioux Falls, SD- KELOLAND Media Group and Community Blood Bank come together to host the spring community blood drive on Thursday, April 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at KELOLAND (501 S. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, SD). To schedule your donation log onto www.cbblifeblood.org, click on “events” and select April 8, KELOLAND or call 605-331-3222. For information about donating blood log onto www.cbblifeblood.org.
Donating blood is one of the safest things a person can do during the COVID pandemic and will directly impact the lives of patients in our local hospitals. With donation appointments spread out to provide social distancing, disinfecting procedures in place, blood bank staff wearing masks and completely vaccinated, Community Blood Bank welcomes donors that have held off giving throughout the early days of COVID.
“We are very grateful for KELOLAND’s partnership to improve the blood supply going into the spring months and encouraging residents to give blood. It’s been a long road during the pandemic and our challenges are not over yet,” states, Ken Versteeg, Executive Director. “The pressure to keep up with demands for blood to treat local patients is not letting up. We are in need of all blood types and are just on the edge of calling another critical shortage. It is very important to keep the blood supply strong and even more important to have a full donation schedule. Please donate blood at KELOLAND’s blood drive on April 8.”
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 Community Blood Bank at 1-877-877-3070.
Community Blood Bank is not affiliated with other blood bank organizations and takes pride in being a self-sufficient organization, thanks to the generosity of our local blood donors.