IRON MOUNTAIN - A blood drive has been set at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain on Friday, Dec. 28. The drive will be held on the lower level of the Medical Center, in the Holman Room (B201).
Organizers expect more than 50 people to donate blood.
Blood donations drop drastically between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2, and donations collected at the blood drive will help sustain the blood supply during this time. Donations of all blood types are needed. Donations from people with O-, A-, B-, O+ and A+ blood are especially needed.
"It seems that everyone's busy this week. People are visiting relatives, cleaning up from holiday celebrations, or preparing for the New Year. I encourage you to take a break, and set aside an hour to give blood on Friday. You can feel good, knowing your blood donation may help save someone's life," said Jan Hadsell of the blood center.
Advance donation appointments are highly recommended, and may be made by calling the Community Blood Center at (800)280-4102 or visiting www.save3lives.org. Walk-in donors are welcome, but scheduling an appointment keeps the total time required for a donation to less than an hour.