Start 2021 with an Impact, Donate Blood During National Blood Donor Month

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Start 2021 with an Impact, Donate Blood During National Blood Donor Month

Sioux Falls, SD- Volunteers are the foundation of Community Blood Bank’s mission. Through the support of volunteer blood donors, our community hospitals and local patients are able to receive life saving treatments to improve wellness and sustain life. January is “National Blood Donor Month,” which provides an awareness and encouragement to residents to donate blood. The need for blood donations during a world pandemic speaks for itself, but blood is critical within our community hospitals each day of the week. Do you know someone with cancer? Someone who is pregnant? Someone with sickle cell disease? Then you know someone who may need blood. Everyday, someone in your community may need blood; don’t wait until a tragedy or shooting happens, donate today!

“National Blood Donor month is a time to reflect on our volunteers and give thanks to those that provide such a tremendous gift to so many patients throughout the year,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director for Community Blood Bank. “In fact, within the last four months, Community Blood Bank has seen a 35% increase in blood usage to provide treatment to seriously ill patients in our community. Our community members scheduled appointments and provided the necessary blood to meet these unforeseen needs. Critical needs for blood continue to plague our area, as we see more people coming through our hospitals requiring transfusions. We invite area residents to give blood for the first time or the 100th time. No matter where you are within the range of donating blood, we need help. Consider budding up and scheduling a donation at the same time on a quarterly basis. You will make a difference and save local lives.”

Join us for upcoming blood drive events in our community by clicking on the link provided:

Monday, January 11: Sanford Luverne, (1600 N. Kniss), Luverne, MN will host a blood drive from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CLICK THE LINK: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/luverne

Wednesday, January 13: Tre Ministries, (900 W. 11th St.), Sioux Falls, SD will host a blood drive from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CLICK THE LINK: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/treministriesblooddrive

Friday, January 15: Hy-Vee, (West 26th St.), Sioux Falls, SD will host a blood drive from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CLICK THE LINK: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/hyveewest26blooddrive

Avera McKennan Donor Room (Avera McKennan Plaza 2, 1301 S. Cliff Ave., 3rd floor, donor parking by valet area) Sioux Falls, SDMonday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PLEASE CALL 605-322-7111 OR CLICK ON THE LINK TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: http://cbblifeblood.org/donate/donation-locations/

Sanford USD Medical Center Donor Room (1305 W. 18th St. / Main Hospital Locken Lobby, Donors are to use valet parking), Sioux Falls, SD: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PLEASE CALL 605-333-6444 OR CLICK ON THE LINK TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: http://cbblifeblood.org/donate/donation-locations/

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.  Donors exhibiting cold or flu symptoms are unable to donate.  A valid identification is required at the time of registration.  It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood.  With policies associated in addressing COVID-19, only donors with appointments will be accepted.  To schedule your appointment donors can log onto www.cbblifeblood.org