“The summer has provided many challenges to keep up with blood demands. It is extremely important that this blood drive is successful to ensure an adequate blood supply through the completion of summer,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. “With Labor Day weekend fast approaching and many people active with summer travel, the need for blood continues to be very strong.”
Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parent consent form, found at cbblifeblood.org) weight 110 lbs. or more and be in good general health. Please bring an ID with you. It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood. The donation process only takes 30 – 35 minutes on the bloodmobile.
Community Blood Bank is the sole provider of blood and blood products for 34 local hospitals including Prairie Lakes Healthcare Systems. Walk-ins are always welcome. For additional information please contact Community Blood Bank at 1-877-877-3070 or log onto www.cbblifeblood.org. .