UPCOMING LOCAL BLOOD DRIVES
Henry County Health Center will host a community blood drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 13, at 407 S. White St., inside the Health Education Center.
To donate, contact the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at 800-747-5401 ext. 1281, or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 1851 to locate the drive.
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. Donors who last gave blood on or before Nov. 18, 2016 are eligible to give at this drive.
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.