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Upcoming area blood drives

Apr 04, 2013

The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center has announced the following upcoming blood drives:

Monday, April 8, 2 to 6:30 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 Feb. 11 are eligible. To make an appointment, contact MVRBC at 800-747-5401 ext. 1281.

Tuesday, April 9, 3 to 6:30 p.m.: St. Paul-Houghton community blood drive, Houghton Knights of Columbus Club Rooms, 413 Main Street, Houghton. Donors who last gave blood on or before Feb. 12 are eligible. To make an appointment, contact Kaye Conrad at 319-469-6411.

Tuesday, April 9, 3 to 6 p.m.: Mt. Pleasant Christian School community blood drive, multipurpose room, 1505 E. Washington Street, Mt. Pleasant. Donors who last gave blood on or before Feb. 12 are eligible. To make an appointment, contact Carrie Wiegand at 319-385-8613.

Wednesday, April 10, 3 to 6 p.m.: Mt. Pleasant Middle School community blood drive, cafeteria, 414 N. Adams Street, Mt. Pleasant. Donors who last gave blood on or before Feb. 13 are eligible. To make an appointment, contact Jacque Lake at 319-385-7730.

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.

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