Community Blood Bank

Brandon Valley High School to Host Blood Drive Providing Lifesaving Donations to Local Patients.

To schedule your donation appointment on Wednesday, October 26 between 8am to 3:30pm, click HERE now!

To schedule your donation appointment on Thursday, October 27 between 8am to 3:3pm, click HERE now!

Brandon, SD- It is with excitement Community Blood Bank announces that Brandon Valley High School has decided to host their upcoming blood drive with all schedules being online to provide easy of scheduling. To schedule your donation just click the the “HERE” highlighted on the date you wish to give blood. If you have questions or need assistance please contact us at 605-331-3222. Information and a 16 year old donor consent form can be obtained at or click here for the consent form http://parental consent form.

Just a few topics to cover before a person donates blood:

  • Provide personal photo identification (e.g., driver’s license, state ID card, student ID, employee ID, etc.).
  • Donor must be at least 17 years of age or older (16-year-olds must have a signed parental consent form).
  • Donor must weigh 110 pounds or more.
  • Medications: A person cannot donate if currently taking antibiotics for infection, or taking Accutane, Propecia or Proscar. A person can donate if taking vitamins, birth control or medications for allergies, blood pressure, thyroid replacement, female hormones, anxiety, high cholesterol, most diabetes medications/injections and many other medications.
  • Shots/Vaccinations: OK to donate after allergy shots, influenza vaccination or tetanus shot.
  • Cancer: OK to donate after curative treatment for basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers. For most other cancers, OK to donate five years after completion of all treatment (exceptions listed below).
  • Diabetics: OK to donate if controlled by medication or diet.
  • Eat a good meal at least four hours before donating blood.
  • Drink plenty of water or juice before donating. Avoid alcoholic beverages for 12 hours before donating.
  • Avoid strenuous activities for 4 hours after donating.