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February blood drives
The number-one reason eligible blood donors don’t donate is because nobody asked them to. So, Memorial Blood Centers is asking everyone in the community: Will you step up and help save lives? Every two seconds, someone needs blood, from heart transplant and cancer patients to accident victims and premature babies. The need for blood is constant, but the supply is not. Only volunteer blood donors can make a life-saving difference to someone in need.
You may be eligible to donate blood if you are: in good health, 17 years or older, 16 with written parental consent (PDF), free of antibiotics for 24 hours, unless taken for preventative reasons, symptom-free for at least 72 hours following a cold or flu. While walk-in donors are always welcome, we encourage appointments to be made in advance. Info: 1-888-GIVE-BLD (1-888-448-3253), MBC.ORG to find your nearest community blood drive or donor center.
Friday, Feb. 15, Cuningham Group, 201 SE Main St., 8:30-11:30 am.
Wednesday, Feb. 27, Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St NE, 4-7:30 pm.