Blood drive set Friday

Jefferson County AM

Jefferson County AM will host a Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center community blood drive from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Jefferson County Health Center.

The blood drive will be held in the health center?s conference room near the McCreery Cancer Center entrance door on the east side of the facility.

Donors who last gave blood on or before July 6 are eligible to give at this drive.

For appointments to donate, contact the blood center at 800-452-1097 or visit and use code 5031 to locate the drive.

Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, although a 16-year-old can donate with a parental permission form that 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 to donate.

For information about eligibility, call the 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.