Sharp Auto to Help Blood Supply for Local Area

Joining Forces to Save Lives Throughout Labor Day 2017
August 25, 2017

Sharp Auto to Help Blood Supply for Local Area

Save Life. Give Blood.

Watertown, SD- Community Blood Bank and Sharp Automotive will partner up to host a special community blood drive on Wednesday, August 30 from 10:00am to 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to 6:00pm at Sharp Automotive (Hwy 212 West), Watertown, SD. This blood drive will replenish the local blood supply and help keep up with summer demands going into the Labor Day weekend.  Residents are encouraged to donate blood at this blood drive to help restore the blood supply to adequate levels. All blood types are in urgent need, critical need for O (+) and O (-) blood types.   All who donate will receive a great t-shirt and a free meal.

“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.  .