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Blood drives planned, results listed

Jun 14, 2013

Several area blood drives have been scheduled by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center.

A blood drive is set from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 21 in the Jefferson County Health Center conference room.

Donors who last gave blood on or before April 26 are eligible to give again.

Walk-in donors are welcome, but those who would like an appointment can call 800-452-1097.

The Packwood Lions Club is sponsoring a blood drive from 3:30-7:30 p.m. June 25 at the Packwood Community Room.

Donors who last gave blood on or before April 30 are eligible to give again.

Walk-in donors are welcome, but those who would like an appointment can call Frosty Van Voorst at 319-695-3009.

The Birmingham Lions Club is sponsoring a blood drive from 2:30-6:30 p.m. June 27 at the Birmingham Lions Building.

Donors who last gave blood on or before May 2 are eligible to give again.

Walk-in donors are welcome, but those who would like an appointment can call Harry Anderson at 319-498-4201.

The blood center’s mobile unit drew 19 pints of blood May 29 at the Keosauqua Senior Center and 12 pints May 30 and 42 pints June 4 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Activity Building. The mobile unit also drew 20 pints of blood June 5 at Dexter Apache Holdings Inc.

According to Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center officials, blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about an hour to complete. A donor can give blood every eight weeks. Donors must be 16 years old, in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds. A blood donor card or other photo identification is required to donate. Sixteen-year-old donors must present a signed parental consent form each time they donate. The forms are available at www.bloodcenter.org.

According to the blood center, one pint of blood can help save the lives of up to three patients, and one out of every five people entering the hospital will need blood products.

 

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