Trinity Lutheran Church is hosting a community blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. The blood drive will take place in the church basement, at 197 N. State St. in Merrill.
“I encourage everyone to consider giving blood at this drive. Being a blood donor can be a very meaningful experience- you know that your donation could make a real difference in someone’s life. And that’s a special way to make an impact!” said Jan Hadsell of the Community Blood Center.
Appointments may be made by calling Sue at 715-539-2875 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.
Since 1955, the Community Blood Center has worked with volunteer blood donors to provide a steady, reliable blood supply for hospitals. Today, the blood center remains a nonprofit organization committed to serving hospital patients. The blood center is also a donor center with the National Marrow Donor Program, facilitating transplants for patients with life-threatening diseases.