KIWA, SCDC & Community Blood Bank To Host Blood Drive Monday

Sheldon, Iowa — KIWA Radio, Sheldon Chamber & Development, and Community Blood Bank are partnering up to host a community blood drive that will strengthen the local supply throughout the summer months. Residents are asked to donate blood Monday, June 17 between 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at KIWA Radio (411 9th St., Sheldon, IA)

Those donating blood will receive an All American t-shirt and $15 Hy-Vee gift card as a thank you gift. Donors can schedule their donation appointment by logging onto cbblifeblood.org, selecting “events” and June 17th or call Community Blood Bank at 605-331-3222. All blood donations will stay local for local use with all blood types in immediate need.     

“Committing to give blood is a decision to improve the lives of people in the community requiring health services. These patients could be very vulnerable, potentially fighting a serious illness, and with just one donation of blood, their lives could be changed,” states Ken VerSteeg, Executive Director of Community Blood Bank. “

He says that often, people don’t consider donating blood until a loved one requires a blood transfusion. VerSteeg says, “We need blood every day. This can only come from those community members deciding to volunteer and give without knowing how their donation will affect another’s life. We encourage you to step forward and support the community’s blood supply at this blood drives on June 17 as KIWA and Sheldon Chamber & Development host this special blood drive.”

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form), weigh 110 lbs or more and be in good general health. It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood. Please bring an ID with you at the time of donation. For more information log onto www.cbblifeblood.org, call Community Blood Bank at 605-331-3222. Community Blood Bank is only blood provider to Sanford Sheldon, Osceola Regional Health Center, Hegg Health, and 33 other area hospitals

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