Upcoming local blood drives
The following are upcoming Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) blood drives happening in the local area:
-Hearth and Home Technologies will host a community blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 28, at 1915 W. Saunders St., inside the Training Center.
-Continental-ContiTech will host a community blood drive from 2 to 4 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 400 N. Goodyear Rd., inside the cafeteria.
-Access Energy Cooperative will host a community blood drive from 2 to 4:45 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 1800 W. Washington St., inside the meeting room.
-West Liberty Foods will host a community blood drive from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 2225 East Commerce Dr., inside the MVRBC Donor Bus.
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 MVRBC 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.
MVRBC is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. In the local area, MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Great River Health Systems and Henry County Health Center.