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Sanford Tracy Medical Center to Host All American Blood Drive Event

Tracy, MN- Sanford Tracy to host an All American community blood drive on Thursday, May 16 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Sanford Tracy. All blood donations will stay local to save the lives of Tracy patients.  All who donate will receive an All American blood donor t-shirt and a free meal.         

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 community hospitals.    

“Blood usage has been outpacing collection for the last few weeks, which has placed supplies at critical levels many times,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank.  “Looking forward, we are facing one of the most challenging seasons to maintain an adequate blood supply for the community.  This is the opportunity to save the lives of local patients throughout the summer months.  Please consider giving blood to support the only blood supplier for Sanford Tracy.”       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