- To schedule an appointment at KELOLAND (501 S. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, SD) Monday, October 9 between 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. click the link HERE.
- To schedule an appointment at the Sanford USD Medical Center Donor Room (main hospital lobby) Monday, October 9 between 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. click the link HERE.
- To schedule an appointment at the Avera McKennan Hospital Donor Room (Plaza 2, 4th floor) Monday, October 9 between 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. click the link HERE.
KELOLAND Television, Avera McKennan Sanford USD Medical Center, and Community Blood Bank come together to provide the annual KELOLAND DONOR – A – Thon Monday, October 9 between 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at KELOLAND Studios (501 S. Phillips Ave.). Donors are asked to schedule their donation appointment by logging onto www.cbblifeblood.org, select “events”, October 9, and KELOLAND to schedule an appointment or call 605-331-3222. Donors may also donate blood in the donor rooms at either Sanford USD Medical Center or Avera McKennan Hospital by visiting our website and select “donate now”. All who donate will receive a $10 Scooter’s gift card & a special stainless steel 40oz tumbler.
“The Sioux Falls community continues to grow at a significant pass increasing the call for medical procedures, surgeries, and emergency care. An increase in the demand for blood continues to be observed and is ever more important to have residents consider donating blood throughout the year, especially with the change of seasons,” said Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. “Our goal is to fill every appointment opportunity we have for October 9, with nearly 130 donaiton opportunities to donate blood, we could save up to 390 lives in just one day. Local volunteers are the only way we will improve the overall blood supply for local patients. Community Blood Bank is a joint cooperative of Sanford USD Medical Center and Avera McKennan Hospital and the only blood provider for the region since 1976. We are grateful for the Sioux Falls community and support provided to local patients through blood donations on the bloodmobiles and in our donor room.”
Donor 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 fluid prior to donating blood. For information log onto www.cbblifeblood.org or call 1-877-877-3070.