A Manawa Community Blood Drive will be held from noon until 6 p.m. Monday, June 3.
The Community Blood Center’s mobile unit will be parked outside the Manawa Municipal Building, 500 S. Bridge Street.
“Patients in area hospitals need blood transfusions each and every day. These lifesaving transfusions are made possible by dedicated blood donors,” said Jill Kohl of the Community Blood Center. “A person can give blood every eight weeks, and we encourage people to do so. It’s a very meaningful way to help others.”Advance donation appointments are highly recommended and may be made by calling 920-596-2531, or visiting www.save3lives.org. Walk-in donors are welcome, but scheduling an appointment helps ensure a fast and convenient process.
Blood donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, and bring a photo ID. Donors are encouraged to eat a regular meal and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating.