Community Blood Bank supplies more than 550 units of blood each week to people in the region. Among those who benefit from donated blood are trauma and burn victims, cancer patients and persons undergoing surgery. Donating blood is a simple way to save patients’ lives in the community. Without volunteer blood donors donating blood throughout the summer, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain an adequate supply of blood for community hospitals.
Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good general health. It’s recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood. Please bring an ID at the time of donation.
For more information log onto www.cbblifeblood.org, call Community Blood Bank at 1-877-877-3070 or call 507-372-3319.
Community Blood Bank is not affiliated with other blood bank organizations and takes pride in being a self-sufficient organization, thanks to the generosity of local blood donors.