Advance America hosting blood drive

Advance America

Advance America will host a community blood drive from 3-6 p.m. March 30 outside its office in the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Donor Bus.

Donors who last gave blood on or before Feb. 2 are eligible to give at this drive

For appointments to donate, contact Advance America at 472-2143 or visit and use code 5373 to locate the drive.

Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, although a 16-year-old with a completed parental permission form can donate. The form is available through Donors must weigh more than 110 pounds. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure can be accepted as eligible donors. A photo I.D. is required. For questions about eligibility, call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at 800-747-5401.

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. It is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center.