Upcoming area blood drive
The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center has announced the following upcoming blood drive:
Tuesday, July 1, 3 to 6:30 p.m.: Winfield Lions community blood drive, Winfield VFW, 116 N. Locust Street, Winfield. All donors will receive a free t-shirt and double impact points. Donors who last gave blood on or before May 7 are eligible to donate. To make an appointment, contact MVRBC at 800-747-5401 ext. 1281.
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.
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to 81 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. A list of area hospitals can be found at http://www.bloodcenter.org/about-us/service-hospitals.aspx.