Blood drive at Sanford Worthington set for Nov. 3

Sanford Worthington Medical Center and Community Blood Bank are asking for residents to consider donating blood and support the local blood supply between 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 at Sanford Worthington Medical Center.

Said Ken Versteeg, executive director of Community Blood Bank, in a press release: “As we move into late fall, it continues to be important to have residents step up to support the local blood supply. Each day, Community Blood Bank uses 110 donations of blood. This can only be provided by local volunteers coming forward to roll-up their sleeves.

“We are just holding our own when it comes to the local blood supply. We are slightly above the “critical” appeal status, barely meeting the demand for blood. Community Blood Bank supplies over 550 units of blood each week to people in northwestern Iowa, southeastern South Dakota, and southwestern Minnesota. Giving blood is a short process that will change a patient’s outlook quickly. A person can donate blood every 56 days. This is a terrific way to help save someone in your community and to ready local supplies for situations requiring blood transfusions immediately.”

To schedule an appointment people may log onto, select “events”, November 3 and Sanford Worthington or call (605) 331-3222. Walk-ins will be welcome at this event. All who donate will receive a Scooter’s gift card.

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