St. Mary Catholic Church hosting blood drive

St. Mary Roman Catholic Church will host a community blood drive from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Monday in Parish Hall.

Donors who last gave blood on or before Dec. 11 are eligible to give at this drive.

For an appointment to donate, contact Marianne McGregor at 469-3241 or visit and use code 5351 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; the form is available through Donors must weigh more than 110 pounds and have a photo I.D. is required to donate. 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 Jefferson County Health Center.