Birmingham Lions Club hosting blood drive

Birmingham Lions Club

BIRMINGHAM ? Birmingham Lions Club will host a community blood drive from 3-6:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Birmingham Lions Building.

Donors who last gave blood on or before Nov. 16 are eligible to give at this drive. All presenting donors receive a voucher for a knit beanie or a $5 Starbucks e-gift card.

For appointments to donate, contact Harry Anderson at 319-498-4201 or visit and use code 5006 to locate the drive.

Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, although a 16-year-old can donate with parental permission; permission forms are available at Donors must weigh more than 110 pounds and have a photo I.D. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure can be accepted as eligible donors. For information 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 Van Buren County Hospital in Keosauqua.