Blood Assurance Holds Several Blood Drives In June

Friday, June 13, 2014

Blood Assurance will be holding several blood drives in the area during the month of June. These drives are open to the public. To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. The process usually takes about 30 minutes and includes a complimentary snack and t-shirt. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids - avoiding caffeine - and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating. 

All blood types are needed. For more information about donating blood, blood center locations or drives, please call Blood Assurance at 800/962-0628.


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