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Lennox, SD- Lennox High School will host a blood drive on Friday, April 28 from 8:00am to 11:00am and 12:30pm to 3:30pm. All blood types are in immediate need.

“This spring community blood drive will help ensure that blood is available for all types of surgeries, traumas, burn treatment and cancer treatment,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. “When you donate blood on Friday, April 28 at the Lennox High School blood drive you are helping local patients in their time of need. Your donations will make blood readily available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We encourage new donors as well as those donors that have donated multiple times to give the gift of life.”

Community Blood Bank is a joint cooperative venture of Sanford Medical Center and Avera Health. The Community Blood Bank currently serves 34 hospitals in eastern South Dakota, northwestern Iowa, and southwestern Minnesota, including Sanford Medical Center, Avera McKennan, Avera Heart Hospital, Sanford Heart Hospital, Sanford Children’s Hospital and the V.A. Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Community Blood Bank is not affiliated with other blood bank organizations and takes pride in being self-sufficient because of the generosity of our local blood donors.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form found at www.cbblifeblood.org) weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good general health. It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluid prior to donating blood. Additional questions regarding blood donations may be answered by calling Community Blood Bank directly at 1-877-877-3070 or log onto www.cbblifeblood.org.

Community Blood Bank is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), the College of American Pathologist (CAP).