UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVES
The following upcoming Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center blood drives are scheduled to occur in the local area:
-New London Lions Club will host a community blood drive from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 106 N. Division St., inside the New London Community Hall.
-Mt. Pleasant Middle School will host a community blood drive from 3 to 6 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 414 N. Adams St., inside the Mt. Pleasant Library.
-The Henry County community will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 16, at 1400 E. Washington St., inside the meeting room.
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. is required to donate.
For questions about eligibility, call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800)747-5401.
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 more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.
In the local area, Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the exclusive provider to Great River Health Systems and Henry County Health Center.