Windom, MN– Windom Area Health and Community Blood Bank will host the Windom blood drive on Monday, June 10 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Blood donation are needed immediately to help with summer blood shortages within the community.
“The beginning of the summer has been one of the most difficult times to keep up with the demand for blood in recent years,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. “We have seen such a significant increase in usage through the treatment of surgery and cancer patients. Currently, there is an outpacing of usage over collections. Our hope is that we see a strong showing of support for the blood drive at the Windom Area Health community blood drive.”
Community Blood Bank supplies over 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 our community hospitals.
Donors must be at least 17 years of age (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. Please bring an ID with you. It is recommended that donors eat and drink plenty of fluid prior to donating blood. For additional information log onto cbblifeblood.org or call Windom Area Health at 507-831-0655.
Community Blood Bank is proud to be the sole provider of blood and blood products to Windom Area Health for over 20 years, as well as 33 other area hospitals. 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 our local blood donors. For more information log onto www.cbblifeblood.org Walk-ins are welcome.