Two blood drives planned Aug. 12 in Fairfield
The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center has scheduled two area blood drives.
SunnyBrook Assisted Living will host a community blood drive from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 12. For appointments, call Ruby Boese at 469-5778.
A community blood drive is planned from 2-7 p.m. Aug. 12 in the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Activity Building. 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 17 will be eligible to give again at the Aug. 12 blood drives.
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.