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Sibley, IA- Community Blood Bank and Osceola Regional Health Center will host a community blood drive on Wednesday, July 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Osceola Regional Health Center (600 North 9th Ave., Sibley, IA).Donors are encouraged to give blood to support the needs for local patients. To schedule an appointment donors may call 712-754-2574. For information log onto www.cbblifeblood.org. All who donate receive an All American blood donor t-shirt.

 “We are beginning to see signs of improvement in the blood supply, as more people are answering the call to give blood,” says Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. “The lifting of COVID restrictions, low numbers of people testing positive for COVID, and many people receiving their vaccination, provides residents a feeling of comfort to volunteer once again to give blood. Additionally, Community Blood Bank is not requiring donors to wear masks throughout the donation process, if they have been fully vaccinated. We have also increased the number of donors that may donate per hour. This has all assisted in increasing blood supplies throughout the regional. We welcome all regular donors and first timers to give blood at this special All American blood drive event in Sibley.”

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. 

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.