Community Blood Drive Hosted at Windom Area Health

Windom, MN – Windom Area Health and Community Blood Bank will host a community blood drive event Monday, May 1st between 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The public will have an opportunity to donate blood to help local patients. Donors can schedule an appointment by clicking here or by logging onto, selecting “events” and May 1, Windom Area Health. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. All who donate receive a $5 DQ gift certificate as a thank you gift!

“Moving into spring, we think of new life and a renewal of community connectivity. Life can be provided with a simple donation of blood. One donation only takes 30 minutes and will help up to three local patients,” said Ken Versteeg, Executive Director of Community Blood Bank. “Among those who benefit from donating blood are trauma, burn victims, cancer patients, and persons undergoing surgery. Celebrate spring and provide hope to family, friends, and community members by donating at the community blood drive on May 1st.  A person can donate blood every 56 days and over 60% of the population is eligible to donate.”

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form found at, weigh 110 lbs or more and be in good general health the day of the donation.  Please bring an I.D.  It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluid prior to donating.  For more information log onto or call Community Blood Bank at (605) 331-3222.  Community Blood Banks is a nonprofit, cooperative of Sanford Medical Center and Avera McKennan Hospital and sole blood provider to Windom Area Health. Community Blood Bank is not associated with any other blood bank organizations.    

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