Blood bank calls for donors to raise supply

Blood bank calls for donors to raise supply The Siouxland Community Blood Bank is asking the public to help overcome low blood supply inventories. Summer is traditionally a difficult time for the blood bank because there are fewer donations, while the demand for blood products increases because of accidents. This summer is no different. With blood levels low going into the Labor Day holiday, the blood bank is asking citizens to donate blood.

The weeks preceding and following the Labor Day holiday will be important for blood collections in raising the blood supply inventory. The blood bank is encouraging blood donors to participate in community blood drives in the tri-state region, or at their headquarters on 1019 Jones Street in Sioux City.

Donors can visit the blood bank Monday through Friday by appointment or as a walk-in.

To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years of age, in general good health, and have not donated blood in the past 56 days.

For more information about donating blood and blood drives, contact the Siouxland Community Blood Bank at (712) 252-4208, (800) 798-4208, or visit www.siouxlandbloodbank.org.

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