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Sioux Falls, SD – Community Blood Bank and the Sioux Falls Hy-Vee Stores are teaming up to host life saving blood drives throughout February and March to help boost local blood supplies.  “The last few weeks have proven to be difficult to keep up with the community’s needs, states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. “With the cold and flu season at its peak, many regular donors are not well enough to give, reducing overall weekly collection of blood.  Community Blood Bank requires an average of 550 donations per week to meet the needs of our patients within the community.  We encourage those residents that are feeling well and healthy to donate blood during one of these special community events.”

Friday, February 24

Hy-Vee (49th St. & Louise Ave.) from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Hy-Vee (26th St. & Sycamore Ave.) from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Friday, March 3

Hy-Vee (South Minnesota Ave.) from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Friday, March 10

Hy-Vee (West 26th St. & Marion) from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Hy-Vee (57th St. & Cliff Ave.) from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

All who donate receive a FREE breakfast, compliments of HyVee and special t-shirt.

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form), 110 pounds or more and be in good general health the day of the donation.  Please bring an ID with you.  It is recommended that you eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood.  Community Blood Bank is the sole supplier of blood to Sanford Medical Center, Avera McKennan Hospital, Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota, and V.A. Medical Center.   For more information log onto www.cbblifeblood.org or call 331-3222 or 1-877-877-3070.

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 240 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $9.8 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s 84,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit www.hy-vee.com.