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Five blood drives scheduled

Oct 18, 2013

Five Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center blood drives are scheduled in the area.

A blood drive is set from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Jefferson County Health Center conference room. Donors who last gave on or before Aug. 30 are eligible to give again. To donate, call 800-452-1097 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org.

A blood drive is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Van Buren High School gym in Keosauqua. Donors who last gave on or before Sept. 3 are eligible to give again. To donate, contact Kathleen Humble or a member of the student council.

A blood drive is set from 10:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Pekin High School gym near Packwood. Donors who last gave on or before Sept. 4 are eligible to give again. To donate, contact Tim Magill or a member of the student council.

A blood drive is set from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Birmingham Lions Club Building in Birmingham. Donors who last gave on or before Sept. 5 are eligible to give again. To donate, call Harry Anderson at 319-498-4201.

A blood drive is set from 2-6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the dining room of First United Methodist Church in Fairfield. Donors who last gave on or before Sept. 9 are eligible to give again. To donate, call Melva Dahl at 472-5762.

Eligible donors must be at least 17 years of age — or 16 with a signed parental permission form available at www.bloodcenter.org — and weigh more than 110 pounds. A person with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure can be accepted as an eligible donor. A photo identification or Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center donor card is required to donate.

According to blood center officials, blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45-60 minutes; 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.

The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 87 hospitals in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin. It is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center and the Van Buren County Hospital.

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