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BLOOD DRIVES: Keosauqua Senior Center

Van Buren County

KEOSAUQUA -- Van Buren County will host a community blood drive 3:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at Keosauqua Senior Center.

Donors who last gave blood on or before May 22 are eligible to give.

For appointments to donate, contact the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at 800-452-1097 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 5084 to locate the drive.

Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, although a 16-year-old can donate with parental permission; a permission form is available at www.bloodcenter.org. Donors must weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure can be accepted as eligible donors. For eligibility information, call the blood center at 800-747-5401.

Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour.

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the exclusive provider to Van Buren County Hospital.