Blood donations in great need

Sanford Health Vermillion and Community Blood Bank will host an “All American” blood drive on Tuesday, July 9, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2:30-6 p.m. at Sanford Vermillion. All who donate will receive a special T-shirt and lunch.

“The summer has begun with an increase in use of blood especially around the weekends,” said Rita Nelson, donor recruitment supervisor, Community Blood Bank. “In fact, we have seen a 21 percent increase in blood usage from the last month. The only way to make sure that blood is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week is through regular volunteer blood donations and support of your local hospital’s blood bank.”

Community Blood Bank is a non-profit, cooperative of Sanford Medical Center and Avera McKennan Hospital. In addition to supplying Sanford Vermillion with their blood needs, we service 29 other local hospitals including Sanford Medical Center, Avera McKennan Hospital, Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota, and the V.A. Medical Center.

Donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 years old with signed parent consent form), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good general health the day of the blood drive. Please bring a form of I.D. with you.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Sanford Health Vermillion at 624-2611. Walk-ins are welcome.

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