Area blood drive
The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center has announced the following upcoming blood drives:
Tuesday, June 25, 3 to 6:30 p.m.: Houghton community blood drive, Houghton Knights of Columbus Club Rooms, Houghton. Donors who last gave blood on or before April 30 are eligible to donate. To make an appointment, contact Jo Shannon at 319-469-2421.
Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. or MVRBC Donor Card is required to donate.
Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.