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BLOOD DRIVES

Donors receive T-shirt voucher, eligible to win vacation package

Aug 29, 2017

BATAVIA — Batavia will host a community blood drive from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Batavia Community Center.

All donors will be entered to win a $2,500 vacation package and will receive a T-shirt voucher.

Donors who last gave blood on or before July 11 are eligible to give again Sept. 5.

For appointments to donate, contact the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at 800-452-1097 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 5135 to locate the drive.

Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, although a 16-year-old, with a completed parental permission form, can give blood. Forms are available through www.bloodcenter.org. Donors must weigh more than 110 pounds and have a photo I.D. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure can be accepted as eligible donors. For questions about eligibility, call the blood center at 800-747-5401.

According to blood center staff, blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour.

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. In Fairfield, is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center.

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