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Jefferson County PM to host community blood drive Aug. 8

Jul 31, 2017

Jefferson County PM will host a community blood drive from 2-7 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Activity Building.

Donors who last gave blood on or before June 13 are eligible to give at this drive.

All donors receive a voucher for a $10 gift card and will be entered to win a vacation.

For appointments to donate, contact the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at 800-452-1097 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 5032 to locate the drive.

Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, although 16-year-olds can donate with parental permission; the form is available through www.bloodcenter.org. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure can be accepted as eligible donors. Donors must weigh more than 110 pounds and have a photo I.D.

For questions about eligibility, call the blood center at 800-747-5401.

Blood center representatives say blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour.

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

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