Special Blood Drive To Be Held In Estherville

Tue 7-17-2018

(Estherville)-- A special blood drive will be held tomorrow (Wed.) in Estherville.

Avera Holy Family Health and Community Blood Bank will host an “All American Community Blood Drive” from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm and from 2:30 until 5:00 pm at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville. All who donate will receive an All American Blood Donor t-shirt.

Officials say all blood types are in urgent need to maintain a strong blood supply for the summer months, when demand is typically higher. Ken Versteeg, Executive Director of Community Blood Bank, says there are many weeks during the summer when usage outpaces collection by up to 30 percent.

You can get more information about the blood drive and make an appointment to donate by calling (712) 362-6456. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Community Blood Bank is a self-sufficient blood bank cooperative of Sanford and Avera Health and is not associated with any other blood bank organization. It's been the sole provider of blood to Avera Holy Family Health for over 16 years.