Jefferson County AM

Jefferson County AM

Jefferson County AM will host a community blood drive from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday in the Jefferson County Health Center?s conference room.

Donors who last gave blood on or before Oct. 27 are eligible to give at this drive. All presenting donors will have a choice of a gift card or a long-sleeved shirt.

For an appointment to donate, contact the Mississippi Valley Regional 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 with a parental permission form can donate; the form is available through 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 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.