UPCOMING LOCAL BLOOD DRIVES
The following are upcoming local Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center 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.
-A Henry County community blood drive will be hosted from 2 to 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 1400 E. Washington St., inside the E3 Center gym.
-The Houghton community will host a community blood drive from 3 to 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 413 Main St., inside the Houghton Knights of Columbus Club Rooms.
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.