Community Blood Bank

Hy-Vee and Community Blood Bank Partner to “Fuel up the Blood Supply”

HyVee Community Blood Drive (Dates / Locations / Times / Appointment Links)

Friday, June 3: HyVee (37th St. & Minnesota Ave.) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Click the link to schedule your donation: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/hyveeminnjune3

Friday, June 3: HyVee (26th St. & Sycamore Ave.) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Click the link to schedule your donation: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/hyveesycjune3

Friday, July 22: HyVee (S. Louise Ave.) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Click the link to schedule your donation: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/hyveelouisejuly22

Monday, July 25: HyVee (57th St. & Cliff Ave.) from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Click the link to schedule your donation: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/hyveecliffjuly25

Monday, July 28: HyVee (26th St. & Marion Ave.) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Click the link to schedule your donation: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/hyveemarionjuly28

Friday, July 19: HyVee (East 10th St.) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Click the link to schedule your donation: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/hyvee10thaug19

Click HERE to schedule your donation on a Monday in June, July, or August at one of our donor room locations.

Sioux Falls, SD- Hy-Vee (all Sioux Falls locations) and Community Blood Bank are joining forces to provide a strong blood supply in the community throughout the summer months by offering the “Fueling up the Blood Supply” promotion in June, July, and August. Donors scheduling an appointment to give blood at one of Community Blood Bank donor rooms, Avera McKennan Hospital or Sanford USD Medical Center, on any Monday during June – August will receive a $10 gas voucher redeemable at all 6 Sioux Falls Hy-Vee locations. Additionally, each of the Sioux Falls Hy-Vee’s will hold their own community blood drive where all who donate will receive a $10 gas voucher. Residents are asked to consider donating blood in support of the summer blood supply. To schedule an appointment people may log onto www.cbblifeblood.org, select “news”, and the Hy-Vee “Fueling up the Blood Supply” article with drive details and event schedule links included or call Community Blood Bank at 605-331-3222. Information can be found at log onto www.cbblifeblood.org.  

According to Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank, “The summer months are the most difficult time of year for Community Blood Bank to maintain an adequate blood supply for local patients. The challenge occurs when we see more people busy with summer vacations and outdoor activities, for residents in this situation, giving blood doesn’t make the top priority list.” Versteeg says, “When you combine more people traveling on roadways and waterways, an increase in traumas, and a decrease in collections of 20 – 25%, we see critical shortages throughout the summer. Partnering with our Sioux Falls Hy-Vee stores to offer a special gas voucher to those giving blood on Mondays, in our donor rooms, will improve our outlook for local blood supplies and keep supplies ramped up to treat patients requiring blood transfusions.”  

Community Blood Bank supplies over 550 units of blood each week to people in northwestern Iowa, southeastern South Dakota, and southwestern Minnesota.  Donating blood is a short process that will change a patient’s outlook quickly. When a person chooses to give blood, they potentially will save up to three lives. The blood is separated into components of platelets, plasma, and red blood cells. Each component has the potential to be transfused to a local patient requiring one of the specific product. Trauma patients will use up to 50 blood components throughout their healing process, a heart surgery patients will use up to 6 units of blood, and a cancer patients could use up to 100 units of blood through their treatment.  Volunteer blood donors can donate blood every 56 days and provide hope 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Be a volunteer that rolls up your sleeve and impact community patients. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form found at www.cbblifeblood.org), weigh 110 lbs or more and be in good general health the day of the donation.  Please bring an I.D.  It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluid prior to donating.  For additional information call Community Blood Bank at (605) 331-3222.  Community Blood Banks is a nonprofit, cooperative of Sanford Medical Center and Avera McKennan Hospital. Community Blood Bank is not associated with any other blood bank organizations,