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Blood drive event to take place May 6

Community Blood Bank and Sanford Worthington are coordinating

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WORTHINGTON — Community Blood Bank and Sanford Worthington will host a community blood drive from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 6 at Worthington Fire Station, 830 Second Ave.

Donors are encouraged to give blood to support the needs of local patients. To schedule an appointment, donors may log onto www.cbblifeblood.org, click on “events” and select May 6 and “Worthington Community Blood Drive” from the calendar.

“We need to keep the blood supply as strong as possible as we move through the pandemic,” Community Blood Bank Program Coordinator Lauri Hoffmann said. “The need for blood is immediate and constant, we are currently at critical needs status; the only way to gain any ground is for businesses and volunteers to step up to help.”

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good general health. It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood. Please bring an ID with you at the time of donation.

Community Blood Bank is not affiliated with other blood bank organizations and takes pride in being a self-sufficient organization, thanks to the generosity of its local blood donors.

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