Community Blood Bank

KELOLAND to Host Annual DONOR – A – THON, Improve Blood Collection This Fall

To schedule a donation at KELOLAND Studios on October 13, click HERE

To schedule a donation at either Sanford USD Medical Center or Avera McKennan Hospital, click HERE

Sioux Falls, SD– KELOLAND Television, Avera McKennan Sanford USD Medical Center, and Community Blood Bank come together to provide the annual KELOLAND DONOR – A – Thon on Thursday, October 13 between 7:00 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 13, 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 sports bottle.

“With the growing population in Sioux Falls, there continues to be a significate increase in medical procedures, surgeries, and emergency care. We are seeing a large increase in the demand for blood and are asking area residents to 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 13, which amounts to about 130 donations. 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. This special event will provide keep blood readily available as we head into our fall season.”

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.