Roosevelt Community Recreation Center hosting blood drive

Roosevelt Community Recreation Center will host a community blood drive from 2:30-5 p.m. April 2 at the rec center?s racquetball court.

Donors who last gave blood on or before Feb. 5 are eligible to give at this drive.

For appointments to donate, contact park and rec at 472-6159 or visit and use code 5360 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 forms are 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 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.