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Event to impact local blood supply this winter

WINDOM — Windom Area Health and Community Blood Bank are joining forces to help ward off winter blood shortages by hosting a blood drive event. The blood drive will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m. Monday at Windom Area Hospital.

 All blood donations will stay local for local use.    

Every three seconds someone needs blood, and the only way to ensure that those needs are met is to rely on volunteer donors to donate blood. The need for local blood donors is immense.  The Community Blood Bank supplies over 550 units of blood each week to people in the region. Among those who benefit from donated blood are trauma and burn victims, cancer patients and persons undergoing surgery.  

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form), weigh 110 lbs 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.

 For more information, log onto www.cbblifeblood.org, call Community Blood Bank at 1-877-877-3070 or call Windom Area Health at (507) 831-0623.

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