OSF Saint Paul to host blood drive July 16

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MENDOTA – ImpactLife, formerly known as Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, will hold a blood drive from noon until 5 p.m. on Friday, July 16 in Conference Room C at OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center in Mendota.

Volunteer blood donors are invited to support the local blood supply by scheduling an appointment to give blood. Please call ImpactLife at (800) 747-5401 or online at https://login.bloodcenter.org (appointments required). Bring a photo ID for use in donor registration.

Blood donations are often used to help treat patients with cancer, victims of trauma and patients undergoing major surgeries. All persons age 17 and up (or 16, with a signed parental permission form) who weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health meet the basic eligibility requirements for blood donation. For more information on donor eligibility, call ImpactLife at (800) 747-5401 or visit www.bloodcenter.org/eligibility.

ImpactLife is a not-for-profit community organization providing blood services to 120 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin including 12 of 14 OSF HealthCare facilities.