Sioux Falls City Hall and Community Blood Bank will celebrate the 4000th donation of blood since the bloodmobile began visiting the college in 1992 during a blood drive held on Tuesday, March 5 from 7:40 am to 11:10 am and 12:40 pm to 4:00 pm. City of Sioux Falls faculty, staff members and volunteers have now donated over 500 gallons of blood for use for patients in the Sioux Falls community.
“Community support is vital to the local blood supply. It is important to know that the blood that is donated to Community Blood Bank is from your friends and neighbors in this region,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Sioux Falls City Hall for twenty seven years. Because of the commitment from organizations like Sioux Falls City Hall we are able to ensuring an adequate blood supply for the community allowing blood to be readily available for traumas, surgeries and the treatment of cancer.”
Individuals can safely donate blood every 56 days. Eligible donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a sign consent form found at cbblifeblood.org), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluid prior to donating.
Community Blood Bank is not affiliated with other blood bank organizations and takes pride in being a self-sufficient organization, thanks to the generosity of our local blood donors.