Blood drives scheduled to boost local supply

Blood drives scheduled to boost local supply
Community Blood Bank's bloodmobile will hold blood drives in Vermillion on Wednesday, July 26.

The first blood drive will take place at First Dakota National Bank, 111 Court Street, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information on this blood drive, donors may call 624-5555.

The second blood drive of the day will be at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information on this blood drive or to make and appointment, call 624-2611,

? These blood drives will benefit the local blood supply for Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

During the summer months, the blood supply for the local communities are challenged due to an increased usage of blood and lower-than-normal donations.

The only way to insure an adequate blood supply is through volunteer donors to donate with Community Blood Bank. One donation will save up to three people's lives.

It only takes 20 to 25 minutes to make the difference.

Community Blood Bank is the sole provider of blood and blood products to Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital and 28 other local hospitals. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good general health the day of the donation. Please bring I.D. with you. Walk-ins are welcome.

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