Sioux Falls, SD- Avera Careflight and Sanford AirMed are joining forces to support the struggle in maintaining a stable blood supply for our community. A friendly competition between the departments, coined “Flying for Life,” will begin Monday, May 15 and run through Saturday, May 20. KELOLAND Television will officially kick off the annual event at their studio on Monday, May 15 between 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Donors will have an opportunity to show their support of some of our community’s essential services and help provide lifesaving blood donations for community patients.
Donation times and locations listed below….To schedule a donation click on the link listed.
Monday, May 15: KELOLAND Television (501 S. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, SD) between 7:30am-4pm. Click on the link to schedule your donation: HERE
Tuesday, May 16: Avera McKennan Fitness Center (3400 S. Southeastern Ave., Sioux Falls, SD) between 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Click on the link to schedule your donation: HERE
Tuesday, May 16: Tinner’s Public House (69th St. & Minnesota Ave., Sioux Falls, SD) between 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Click the link to schedule your donation: HERE
Wednesday, May 17: Washington Pavilion (301 S. Main Ave. Sioux Falls, SD) between 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Click the link to schedule your donation: HERE
Thursday, May 18: Sioux Falls Police Department (320 W. 4th St., Sioux Falls, SD) between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Click the link to schedule your donation: HERE
Friday, May 19: JJ’s Wine & Spirits (3000 W. 57th St., Sioux Falls, SD) between 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Click the link to schedule your donation: HERE
Saturday, May 20: Remedy Brewing Company (401 E. 8th St) between 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Click the link to schedule your donation: HERE
Our donor room locations at Avera McKennan Hospital and Sanford USD Medical Center are open throughout the week of the event. Please see the appointment link (Sanford USD Medical Center or Avera McKennan Hospital) and donor room hours below.
Sanford USD Medical Center (Donor Room)
1305 W. 18th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57105 (Main hospital lobby)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7am to 5pm / Tuesday & Thursday: 7am to 6pm
Avera McKennan Hospital Donor Room
Avera Plaza 2, 1301 S. Cliff Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57105 (4th Floor)
Monday – Thursday: 8am to 6pm / Friday: 8am to 4pm
Volunteers can schedule their donation and impact local lives by going to www.cbblifeblood.org, click on “News” and “Flying for Life” or call 605-331-3222 / toll free: 877-877-3070. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form), weigh 110 lbs or more and be in good general health. It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood. Please bring an ID with you at the time of donation.
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.