Blood center provides blood to 87 hospitals■ Upcoming blood drives are planned in Fairfield, Keosauqua and Richland.
The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center has scheduled several area blood drives.
SunnyBrook Home Care Center will host a community blood drive from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 5 in its conference room. For appointments, contact Michelle Rauscher by calling 472-4808 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donors who last gave blood on or before June 6 will be eligible to give again Aug. 5.
A community blood drive is planned from 3-7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Keosauqua Senior Center in Keosauqua. For appointments, call the Ottumwa Telerecruitment Department at 800-452-1097 or visit the website www.bloodcenterimpact.org.
Donors who last gave blood on or before June 11 will be eligible to give again Aug. 6.
A community blood drive is planned from 2-6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Mother Cabrini Parish Center in Richland. For appointments, call Cindy Adam at 319-456-2722.
Donors who last gave blood on or before June 23 will be eligible to give again Aug. 18.
A potential donor must be at least 17 years old, although a 16-year-old can donate if he or she presents a signed parental permission form. The form is available at www.bloodcenter.org. A potential donor must weigh at least 110 pounds and have photo identification or a Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center donor card. An individual with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure can be accepted as an eligible donor.
According to blood center officials, blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 to 60 minutes.
For information, call the blood center at 800-747-5401.
The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 87 hospitals in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin. It is the exclusive provider to the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield, the Van Buren County Hospital in Keosauqua and the Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney.