Windom Area Health to Host Community Blood Drive

Windom, MN – Community Blood Bank is asking for residents to consider donating blood and support the local blood supply as Windom Area Health hosts a community blood drive on Monday, June 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  All who donate will receive D.Q. gift card. To schedule an appointment for this blood drive people may log onto cbblifeblood.org, select “events”, June 13 and Windom Area Health or call 605-331-3222. Information can be found at log onto www.cbblifeblood.org.

Community Blood Bank supplies over 550 units of blood each week to people in northwestern Iowa, southeastern South Dakota, and southwestern Minnesota.  Giving blood is a short process that will change a patient’s outlook quickly. When a person chooses to give blood, they potentially will save up to three lives. The blood is separated into components of platelets, plasma, and red blood cells. Each components has the potential to be transfused to a local patient requiring one of the specific product. Trauma patients will use up to 50 blood components throughout their healing process, a heart surgery patients will use up to 6 units of blood, and a cancer patients could use up to 100 units of blood through their treatment.  Volunteer blood donors can donate blood every 56 days and provide hope 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Be a volunteer that rolls up your sleeve and impact community patients.

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form found at www.cbblifeblood.org), 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 additional information call Community Blood Bank at (605) 331-3222.  Community Blood Banks is a nonprofit, cooperative of Sanford Medical Center and Avera McKennan Hospital. Community Blood Bank is not associated with any other blood bank organizations and is the sole blood provider to Windom Area Health.

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