Upcoming area blood drives
The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center has announced the following upcoming blood drives:
Monday, Feb. 25, 3 to 6:30 p.m.: Salem community blood drive, Salem Community Center, 201 S. Main Street, Salem. Donors who last gave blood on or before Dec. 31 are eligible. To make an appointment, call Joyce Lasswell at 319-258-2161.
Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Alaniz/MetroGroup LLC community blood drive, MVRBC donor bus, 1608 E. Washington Street, Mt. Pleasant. Donors who last gave blood on or before Jan. 3 are eligible. To make an appointment, call Mike Owens at 319-385-7259 ext. 1071.
Thursday, Feb. 28, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Henry County community blood drive, in gym of E3 Center, 1400 E. Washington Street, Mt. Pleasant. Donors who last gave blood on or before Jan. 3 are eligible. 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 at 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.