Each year over 4.5 million lives are saved in the United States through blood transfusions, and 8 out of 10 of us will require blood or blood products in our lifetime. Donated blood is used for traumas, surgeries, burns, cancer, and other illnesses. In our region alone, more than 500 blood donors a week are needed to help approximately 1,500 patients.
The team at Siouxland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is excited to partner with the Sioux Falls Community Blood Bank to launch our third annual blood drive. Help us save lives by volunteering to give blood. Our community depends on donors like you to keep our national blood supply available to everyone who needs it.
Friday, August 20, 2021
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Siouxland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
6401 S Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
All donors will receive one voucher for a main course from BackYard Grill (Backyard BBQ) or Papa Woody’s Wood Fired Pizza, and a voucher for one dessert from The SDSU Ice Cream Truck or Tropical Sno. All donors will also receive a Culver’s pint-for-pint coupon.
- Must be at least 17 years old (or 16 with a signed Parental Consent Form).
- Must be in good general health and weigh at least 110 pounds.
- Eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood.
- Bring valid ID to donation appointment.
Is it safe to donate?
Yes! Blood donation is a part of essential medical services. All Community Blood Bank staff members are screened daily and wear face masks at all times. Volunteer blood donors are also screened at the registration table with temperature checks and questions pertaining to COVID-19 exposure. Hand sanitizer is available at the registration table and throughout the donation process. Staff members constantly sanitize donation beds and common areas between donations. We also encourage donors to wear a personal mask throughout their donation.