Upcoming blood drives
The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center has announced the following upcoming blood drives:
Tuesday, June 11, 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 April 16 are eligible. To make an appointment, contact Carrie Wiegand at 319-385-8613.
Thursday, June 13, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Wayland Lions Club community blood drive at Wayland Community Center, 218 W. Main Street, Wayland. Donors who last gave blood on or before April 18 are eligible. To make an appointment, contact Stan Meyer at 319-750-6117.
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.