Luverne, MN- Sanford Luverne and Community Blood Bank host a special summer community blood drive on Monday, June 4 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The public will have an opportunity to donate blood to help local patients in the hospital during the month of June. All blood donations will go directly to saving patients’ lives in Luverne. All who donate will receive a special All American blood drive t-shirt and a FREE meal.
Blood is needed each day in the United States to sustain the lives of patients in need. Whether used for surgery, traumas, during cancer treatment or other life threatening medical conditions, blood is used to provide hope. There are many blood suppliers throughout the country, some are very large blood providers, some a little smaller and others are hospital operated. Community Blood Bank is hospital operated with a joint shared resource of Avera and Sanford Health Systems, meaning when you donate on the bloodmobile the donation will go directly back to Sanford Luverne to save local lives.
“The summer months are considered some of the most difficult when keeping up with the demand for blood products within our community,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. “There are many weeks where our usage is outpacing collection by 40%. Our hope is to start the summer months strong with an ample blood supply and keep this momentum moving to avoid any summer blood shortages. Join us to save lives at Sanford Luverne and show your support for those who serve and impact the community in many ways.”
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. For more information log onto www.cbblifeblood.org or call Sanford Luverne at 507-283-2321.
Community Blood Banks is a nonprofit, cooperative of Sanford Medical Center and Avera McKennan Hospital and the sole blood provider to the Sioux Empire. Community Blood Bank is not associated with any other blood bank organizations.