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Jefferson County PM, Batavia hosting blood drives

Jefferson County PM


Jefferson County PM will host a community blood drive for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center from 2-7 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Cambridge Learning Center on the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.


Donors who last gave blood on or before July 17 are eligible to give at this drive.


For appointments to donate, contact the blood center at 800-452-1097 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 5032 to locate the drive.


 


Batavia


BATAVIA ? The Batavia community will host a blood rive for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Batavia Community/Senior Center.


Donors who last gave blood on or before July 17 are eligible to give again at this drive.


For appointments to donate, contact the blood center at 800-452-1097 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 5135 to locate the drive.


 


Donor eligibility criteria


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 www.bloodcenter.org. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure can be accepted as eligible donors.


Donors must weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate.


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 Jefferson County Health Center.