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USD Wellness Center to Host Community Blood Drive

USD Wellness Center will host a community blood drive on Wednesday, March 29 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm. All blood donations will directly benefit the local blood supply and patients in need at Sanford Vermillion Medical Center.

“Donating blood on the Community Blood Bank’s bloodmobile directly impacts the Vermillion community’s blood supply,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. “With one blood donation, on the bloodmobile, you can save up to three patients. Consider keeping your donation local and impact patients in need when we come to USD Wellness Center.”

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 the day of the donation. Please bring an ID with you.  It is recommended that you eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating blood.  It only takes 30 to 35 minutes to donate with Community Blood Bank.

Community Blood Bank is the sole provider of blood and blood products to 34 local area hospitals, including Sanford Vermillion Medical Center. Walk-ins are always welcome.

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.