. Join us to donate blood at Remedy Brewing Co. (401 E. Eighth St.), Sioux Falls, SD from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., as they host an emergency pop-up blood drive event.
According to the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), “Blood centers across the country are experiencing a decrease in donation appointments and cancellation of blood drives due to travel restrictions and social distancing efforts. There is a potential to adversely impact the availability of blood as more blood drives may be cancelled, fewer healthy donors will be available to sustain the blood supply. While we cannot predict blood supply needs during a pandemic, we know that a sufficient supply of blood must remain available to treat patients.” Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank, states, “The need for blood donations continues to move into a critical state, with the many challenges that are preventing donors to give blood. Each day is more difficult to avoid shortages, as collection continues to decrease in the local area.” Versteeg says, “Please join us to provide hope to those in need and support the local supply.”