Blood drive set May 28
The Fairfield Arts & Convention Center will host a community blood drive from 3-6:30 p.m. May 28 in the Cambridge and Smith meeting rooms.
Donors who last gave blood on or before April 2 are eligible to give again May 28.
Potential donors must be at least 17 years old — 16 with a signed parental permission form available at www.bloodcenter.org — and weigh more than 110 pounds. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure can be eligible donors.
A photo identification or Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center donor cards is required to donate.
According to blood center officials, blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 to 60 minutes.
To schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 800-747-5401.
The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 87 hospitals in Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and Iowa, including the Jefferson County Health Center.