Blood drive is July 18

Blood drive is July 18
Community Blood Bank's bloodmobile and Jones' Food Store are joining together to host a community blood drive on Tuesday, July 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jones' Food Store. Residents will have an opportunity to help boost the local summer blood supply.

During the summer, the blood supply becomes challenged. Due to summer activities and vacations, donations drop; however, the need for blood is consistent. Consider donating blood this summer when Community Blood Bank is at Jones' Food Store. Your donation will make an impact on the summer blood supply.

Individuals who donate can save up to three lives with just one donation. There are three parts to blood: platelets, plasma and red blood cells. These components save trauma, surgery, burn and cancer patients.

Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 lbs or more and be in good general health. The donation process only takes 20 to 25 minutes on the bloodmobile.

Community Blood Bank is the sole provider of blood and blood products to the Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital and 28 other area hospitals.

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