Avera Dells Area Health Center to Host Community Blood Drive

Donations in Immediate Need

BloodDriveDell Rapids, SD- Community Blood Bank and Avera Dells Area Health will host a blood drive on Thursday, October 5 from 7:00 am to 11:00 am and 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.   This blood drive will benefit the local blood supply and open to the public.

On average, a hip replacement typically uses one unit of blood, a cardiac bypass will use two units and a liver transplant requires at least six units. With just one donation a person will save up to three peoples’ lives. The whole donation process takes 30 to 35 minutes. You will help save a cancer, surgery, trauma, and burn patients with your donation.

“Blood donations have been lagging behind the demand for blood with many patients in need now,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. “We rely upon local volunteer blood donors to give blood on the bloodmobile when it visits the Dell Rapids community. Please consider giving blood to help improve the overall supply.”

To be eligible to donate you must be at least 17 years old, (16 years old with a signed parent consent found at www.cbblifeblood.org) weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good general health the day of the donation. There is no upper age limit to donate blood. Please bring an ID with you. It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood. For more information log onto www.cbblifeblood.org or call 605-428-5431. Walk-ins are always welcome.

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.

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Community Blood Drive on April 6th

CommunityBloodBankDell Rapids, SD- Avera Dells Area Health Center will host a community blood drive on Thursday, April 6 from 7:00 am to 11:00 am and 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. All blood donations will directly benefit the local blood supply and patients in need at Avera Dells Area Health Center.

“Donating blood on the Community Blood Bank’s bloodmobile directly impacts the Dell Rapids community’s blood supply,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. “With one blood donation, on the bloodmobile, you can save up to three patients. Consider keeping your donation local and impact patients in need when we come to Avera Dells Area Health Center.”

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form found at www.cbblifeblood.org), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good general health the day of the donation. Please bring an ID with you. It is recommended that you eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating blood. It only takes 30 to 35 minutes to donate with Community Blood Bank.

Community Blood Bank is the sole provider of blood and blood products to 34 local area hospitals, including Avera Dells Area Health Center. To make an appointment or questions please contact Avera Dells Area Health Center at 428-5431. Walk-ins are always welcome.

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.

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Blood Drives Scheduled

CommunityBloodBankDell Rapids, SD- Avera Dells Area Health Center will host a blood drive on Thursday, January 5 from 7:00 am to 11:00 am and 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. All blood types are in need.

“Just coming off a busy holiday season, blood needs continue to be very strong,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. “When you donate blood on Thursday, January 5, you directly impact hospital patients receiving treatment at Avera Dells Area Health Center. Your donations will make blood readily available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   We encourage new donors as well as those donors that have donated multiple times to give the gift of life.”

A person must be at least 16 years old (16 year olds require a signed parent consent form found at www.cbblifeblood.org), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good general health. It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood.

Community Blood Bank is the sole provider of blood (platelets, plasma and red blood cells) to 31 local hospitals including Avera Dells Area Health Center, Avera Heart Hospital, Sanford Medical Cener, Avera McKennan Hospital and the V.A. Medical Center. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please contact 283-2321. Walk-ins are always welcome.

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Avera Dells Area Health Center to Host Blood Drive

CommunityBloodBankDell Rapids, SD – Community Blood Bank and Avera Dells Area Health Center will host a blood drive on Thursday, October 6 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.   This blood drive will benefit the local blood supply and open to the public.

On average, a hip replacement typically uses one unit of blood, a cardiac bypass will use two units and a liver transplant requires at least six units. With just one donation a person will save up to three peoples’ lives. The whole donation process takes 30 to 35 minutes. You will help save a cancer, surgery, trauma, and burn patients with your donation. All blood donations will help boost the fall blood supply and keep the supply at healthy levels.

To be eligible to donate you must be at least 17 years old, (16 years old with a signed parent consent found at www.cbblifeblood.org) weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good general health the day of the donation. There is no upper age limit to donate blood. Please bring an ID with you. It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood. For more information log onto www.cbblifebloo.org or call 428-5431. Walk-ins are always welcome.

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.

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Special Blood Drive Planned to Impact Lives

CommunityBloodBankDell Rapids, SD – Avera Dells Area Health Center and Community Blood Bank will partner up to save lives at a special summer community blood drive event held on Tuesday, July 5 from 7:00 to 11:00 am and 12:30 to 2:30 pm. The public will have an opportunity to donate blood to help local patients in the hospital during the month of July. All blood donations will go directly to saving patients’ lives in Dell Rapids. All who donate will receive a special All American blood drive t-shirt.

Every three seconds someone needs blood, and the only way to ensure that those needs are met is to rely on volunteer donors to donate blood. The need for local blood donors is immense. The 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.

“As we enter the summer months, it becomes extremely difficult to maintain an adequate blood supply for our community,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. “With many summer activities and vacations occurring, people forget to give blood throughout the summer. Summer is traditionally a time when there is a higher occurrence of accidents and injury as people travel on roadways and water ways, thus increasing the need for blood.”

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 more information log onto www.cbblifeblood.org or call Avera Dells Area Health Center at 428-5431.

Community Blood Banks is a nonprofit, cooperative of Sanford Medical Center and Avera McKennan Hospital and the sole blood provider to the Sioux Empire. Community Blood Bank is not associated with any other blood bank organizations.

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Community Blood Drive Scheduled April 7

CommunityBloodBankDell Rapids, SD – Avera Dells Area Health Center and Community Blood Bank will host a spring community blood drive on Thursday, April 7 from 7:00 am to 11:00 am and 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at Avera Dells Area Health Center.

“We are looking for all blood types to help boost the blood supply to healthy levels,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. “With just one donation, a person will save up to three peoples’ lives. The entire donation process takes 30 to 40 minutes.”

To be eligible to donate you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form found at www.cbblifeblood.org), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good general health the day of the donation. Please bring an ID with you. It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood. For additional information or to presign-up for an appointment please contact 428-5431. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Community Blood Bank is the sole blood provider to Avera Dells Area Health Center and 33 other local hospitals. Community Blood Bank is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), the College of American Pathologist (CAP) and is compliant with all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines.

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.

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